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Chapter 4. Working with Access Databases... > Defining the Elements of Access Data...

Defining the Elements of Access Databases

The traditional definition of a database is a collection of related data items stored in an organized manner. Access is unique among desktop database development applications because of its all-encompassing database file structure. A single Access .mdb file can contain data objects—tables, indexes, and queries—as well as application objects—forms, reports, macros, and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code modules. Thus, you can create a complete Access database application stored in a single .mdb file. Access's all-in-one .mdb file structure makes creating and distributing database applications simpler.

Access databases can include the following elements in a single .mdb database file:


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