By John Kaufeld
When you pay attention the be aware "database," do your eyes glaze over? Does the point out of fields and tables make your blood strain skyrocket? Does the belief of coming into and utilizing links make you hyperventilate?
Whether you are operating a company or a family . . . no matter if you have to be in a position to speedy entry purchaser details, your recipe for fowl cacciatore, or the Little League team's files, entry 2003 holds the foremost. This pleasant advisor unlocks the secrets and techniques of utilizing entry 2003 to shop, deal with, set up, reorganize, and use facts! It offers you:
- The fundamentals of the total database concept
- Suggestions for fixing issues of Access
- What you want to understand to layout, construct, use, and alter entry tables
- Info at the ten commonest kinds of fields
- The scoop on utilizing queries to unearth the solutions hiding someplace on your data
- Guidelines for...
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Although I joke about it, regular backups are a vital part of using Access (or any program, for that matter). Why is backing up so important? Take a minute and imagine life without your computer. Don’t reminisce about business in the Good Old Days of the 1970s — think about what would happen if you walked in one morning and found no computer awaiting your arrival. None. Zippo. The desk is empty — no business letters, no receivables, no customer list, nothing. Everything was on the computer, but now the computer is history.
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The Open dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 1-4. 2. Double-click the database you’re interested in. The database loads, and you’re ready to work. If you still can’t find the database you want, it’s probably in another directory folder. Skip to the sidebar in Chapter 6 for help with tracking down the database in your hard driveor network. If you’ve worked with Access for a while (printing reports, checking out a form or two, and generally keeping yourself busy) and now want to open another database, follow these steps: 1.