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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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Choosing the Right Way to Create Your Database

Before you create your database, you have an important decision to make: should you create a blank database from scratch, and then manually create all the tables, reports, and forms you'll need, or should you use a Database Wizard, which does all that for you?

Database Wizard

Access comes with several Database Wizards. These are mini-programs that interview you about your needs and then create a database structure that matches them. (You will enter the actual data yourself.)

The answer depends on how well the available wizards match your needs. If there is a Database Wizard that is close to what you want, it's quickest to use it to create your database, and then modify it as needed. (Of course, ...

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