In this chapter, you’ll learn:
The basic concepts of a relational database.
How to design a database—that is, how to properly arrange the fields in an application into appropriate tables.
How to give a database physical reality by defining it in Microsoft Access.
About Structured Query Language (SQL), the language most often used for manipulating information in databases.
The basic purpose of a database is to store data in an organized way, which has two benefits. First, the data is readily available for a variety of uses throughout your organization. Second, because the database has a known structure, ...