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Chapter 2. The Basics of Database Design > Documenting Your Database - Pg. 69

The Basics of Database Design 69 Figure 2-3. Documenting your database with the Documenter provides a record of the database's structure Figure 2-4. Each database object provides options for what you can document Knowing the data type, size, and property settings for fields and the relationships between tables is useful in the unfortunate event that you have to recreate a database. Documenting your database ensures that you have a record of its structure and also provides a record that you can study to learn about the characteristics of a database, as shown in Figure 2-5. As you can see, the documentation Access produces lists the field name and data type as well as the settings for various field properties.