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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Working with Database Objects

As noted earlier, all the objects in a given database are available for browsing in the database window. In addition, you can visit this location and create a new object with a single click.

The default action for database objects is Open—if you double-click a query icon, for example, Access executes that query and returns its result in Datasheet view. Likewise, double-clicking a form or report icon opens the selected object using the current contents of the database. The effect is the same if you select an object and click the Open button at the top of the database window. (If you select a Report object, the Open button is replaced by the Preview button.)

To view and edit the definition and structure of an object, ...

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