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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office 2003 by Jim Boyce

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Chapter 28. Beyond the Basics

In this chapter

  • Creating data forms to enter and view data

  • Sorting and searching through a database

  • Creating a query to find specific data

  • Performing calculations by using queries

  • Importing data into a database from other sources

Setting up a database and adding records are just two aspects of working with Access. The real power of a database comes in the capability it gives you to sort and analyze the information it contains.

In Chapter 27, “Database Basics,” you learned how to take the first steps in creating a database. Now it’s time to take a look at some of the tasks you can accomplish with a database. This chapter explains how to create forms for entering and viewing data, how to perform simple queries, and how to ...

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