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Alison Balter’s Mastering Microsoft Access 2002 Desktop Development by Alison Balter

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Chapter 30. Maintaining Your Application

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Why This Chapter Is Important

Although you don’t need to do too much to maintain an Access database, you must know about an important technique to ensure that your databases are maintained as effectively as possible. The technique, which you should be familiar with, is compacting. Compacting a database means removing unused space from a database (MDB file). The compact process and the ways you can accomplish it are covered in this chapter.

Compacting Your Database

As you and the users of your application work with a database, the database grows in size. In order ...

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