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Running the Query Wizards

A query is really just a question. You ask the question, and Access returns an answer in the form of data. For instance, you might ask Access which medicinal plants came from a particular catalog. That’s a very specific question, and Access will return only those plants that are tagged as medicinal plants and were also ordered from the catalog you specify. This type of query is known as a Select query—Access retrieves and displays the records that answer your questions.

The Simple Query Wizard you learned about in Chapter 7, “Retrieving Data with Queries,” is only one of several query wizards. There are three more query wizards:


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