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Access 2002 Programming by Example by Bob Villareal

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Using Forms to Optimize Large Tables

What do you do when your tables become so large that they are slower than molasses? When tables become large, users start complaining. No matter how creative your application is, if it’s slow, it won’t be as impressive. If you have applied all the optimization techniques in this book and are still plagued with speed problems, your best option could be to limit the size of the table. You can break up tables that have too many fields by applying the normalization principles from Chapter 1, “Planning and Designing Your Access Database.” But assuming that this has been done, there are other alternatives.

Append Obsolete Records into Another Table

One alternative that you might consider is to delete obsolete ...

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