Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft® Access 2002 by Susan Sales Harkins

By Susan Sales Harkins

Microsoft entry 2002 is a strong, relational database software program package deal that makes it effortless to create and deal with advanced databases. With entry, clients can create a database fast from scratch or by utilizing an entry database Wizard. as soon as the database is created, entry presents the entire instruments had to input and control information. With assistance from absolutely the Beginner's advisor, readers may be able to fast begin a brand new database through the use of the Database Wizard, create tables from scratch or by utilizing a Wizard, upload and edit database info through the use of either tables and kinds and manage info in a few tables by utilizing queries and studies. The ebook assumes completely no previous wisdom of the subject, and studying is straightforward due to the book's lighthearted yet no-nonsense type. It serves as an outstanding source for clients who're thoroughly new to entry 2002 or who're upgrading from a prior model of the software program.

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Disable the personalized menus feature. 36 Part I: Getting to Know Access Part I: Getting to Know Access 37 5. Click Close. Disabling the Task Pane Earlier, we showed you how to use the links in the task pane to open or create files. Access displays the task pane by default when you launch it. You'll find shortcuts for opening and creating a database or an Access project. If you don't want to see the task pane, follow these steps: 1. Select Options from the Tools menu. 2. Click the View tab. 3.

You also learned the following: Part I: Getting to Know Access 51 52 Part II: Building and Using a Database • Table objects hold your raw data. • Query objects provide answers to questions about the data. • Forms provide a data-entry and display interface. • Reports enable you to make attractive printed versions of your data. • Pages help you publish your data to the Web. • Macros and modules enable advanced programming operations in a database. • Groups in the Database window let you create subsets of your objects for easy reference.

Developers refer to this type of primary key as a natural key. • You can insert an AutoNumber data type field When using this data type, Access automatically enters a consecutive value when you insert a record. For instance, the first record's primary key value would be 1, the second record's value would be 2, the third record's value would be 3, and so on. You might think of this as an artificial primary key, in contrast to a natural key. Note As you become more familiar with Access, you'll find that developers disagree on whether to use artificial or natural primary keys.

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