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Microsoft® Access VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Michael Vine

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CHAPTER 2ACCESS ESSENTIALS

Now that you’ve seen what’s new in Access 2010, it’s time to take a look at how to design a database through normalization and implement it using tables, relationships, forms, controls, and queries. I’ll show you how this is done by designing and building a small database to manage students and homework.

For those of you already familiar with database normalization, Access databases, and objects, you may want to skip right to Chapter 3, “Introduction to Access VBA,” but if this is your first encounter with Access, or if you need a refresher in beginning database skills, I strongly recommend this chapter as a prerequisite for the remainder of this book.

DATABASE NORMALIZATION

A relational database allows developers to ...

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