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Microsoft® Access® 2010: Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox

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Chapter 2. Create Databases and Simple Tables

Chapter at a Glance

Create Databases and Simple Tables

In this chapter, you will learn how to

Create databases from templates.

Create databases and tables manually.

Manipulate table columns and rows.

Refine table structure.

Create relationships between tables.

Creating the container for a database is easy. But an empty database is no more useful than an empty document or worksheet. It is only when you fill a database with data in tables (known as populating a database) that it starts to serve a purpose. As you add forms, queries, and reports, it becomes a useful tool. If you customize it by adding a startup page and organizing the various ...

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