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Part I: Tables and Queries > The Table—The Heart of Any Database

Chapter 3. The Table—The Heart of Any Database

In Chapter 2, you learned about relationships between tables. This chapter explains the table and its structure, which is made up of fields. The table is the heart of a database because virtually everything that happens in the database revolves around the table. When you run a query, it is based on a table or a query based on a table. When you open a form, it is based on a table or query. You get the picture. Specifically, you learn

  • about tables and the fields that make up tables

  • the advantages of the rigidity of a table

  • how to know what data type to use in a field

  • about formats for fields

  • how to test your formats


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