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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Access 2002 by Mike Gunderloy, Susan Sales Harkins

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Chapter 11. Customizing Your Tables

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Define data types in Access tables

  • Use the AutoNumber data type as a primary key

  • Protect your data using field properties

  • Display helpful information in the Status bar

  • Give your forms meaningful titles

  • Know how and when to index

By now, you should be pretty comfortable with the Access user interface. You’ve learned how to create the objects that will make up most of your databases, and you’ve had practice customizing those objects. Now it’s time to look a bit more at the underpinnings of those objects. Although Access lets you get up and running quickly, it also lets you customize your database in almost any way you can imagine. In this chapter, you’ll learn more about tables and how you can use table ...

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