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Part V: Microsoft Access > Introducing Access 2002

Chapter 29. Introducing Access 2002

Microsoft Access 2002 is the database management system (DBMS) within the Microsoft Office suite. It enables you to store and manage large quantities of data, organized in units called records. An Access database consists of the following objects:

  • Tables — hold the records

  • Forms — display the records in the tables one by one (Figure 29.1)

    Figure 29.1. Microsoft Access table data displayed in a form.

  • Queries — locate specific information

  • Reports — print batches of records

  • Data access pages — make data available through Web pages

  • Macros and Visual Basic modules — automate tasks


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