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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Creating Relationships Using Lookup Fields

The process of creating relationships between tables in web databases is very different from creating relationships in client databases. In client databases, you generally create all the tables and fields you need and then create relationships between the various tables using the Relationship Window. In web databases, however, you do both of these steps at the same time through the Lookup Wizard. What this means to you as an Access developer is that you cannot fully complete child tables before you complete the parent tables. For example, in a client database, you could create a vendor field in a table of invoices to hold the vendor ID even before you created the vendor table itself. After you create ...

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