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Chapter 5. Query Languages and the Relat... > Details of the Relational Algebra

5.3. Details of the Relational Algebra

We are now ready to discuss the details of the relational algebra. The operations that are part of the relational algebra are described in this section. You should find most of these operations intuitive.

Before beginning, however, we should say a word about how Microsoft Access implements the operations of the relational algebra. Most of these operations can be implemented in Microsoft Access by creating a query. This is most easily done in Access's Query Design mode, which provides the graphical environment shown in Figure 5.1.


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