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Access Setting up a Database

Microsoft Access is a powerful database application which provides everything you need to store, search for and report on your data. You can use it to maintain a video or music collection, record your customers details and buying history or manage club memberships. In fact, you can use Access for absolutely anything which requires the storage and retrieval of information in an organised way. The core building blocks of any Access database are Tables, Forms, Queries and Reports; Access makes it quick and easy to create these by providing helpful wizards. Access is an extremely feature-rich application and we cannot even hope to cover it in any depth within a single article, but in this introduction well tell you exactly what a database is, why you would want to use one and how to create your first database using the tools provided.

Category: Office & Software Programs
Issue: 2005 Issue 5 July/August
Operating Systems: XP
Article Reference: A3

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