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Chapter 1. Working in Access > Understanding Access Databases and Objects

Understanding Access Databases and Objects

Strictly speaking, a database is any collection of information. Your local telephone book, for example, is a database, as is your Contacts folder in Outlook. Microsoft Access makes creating databases very straightforward and relatively simple. The electronic container that Access provides for holding your data is called a table (see Figure 1.2).

Figure 1.2. A table serves as the container for your database information.



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