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Access 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

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Six Principles of Database Design

With great power comes great responsibility. As a database designer, it’s up to you to craft a set of properly structured tables. If you get it right, you’ll save yourself a lot of work in the future. Well-designed databases are easy to enhance, simpler to work with, and lead to far fewer mind-bending problems when you need to extract information.

Sadly, there’s no recipe for a perfect database. Instead, a number of recommendations can guide you on the way. In the following sections, you’ll learn about a few of the most important.

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