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Microsoft Access for beginners. What is a Database? Collection of information related to a particular subject or purpose Computer databases try to organize.

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1 Microsoft Access for beginners

2 What is a Database? Collection of information related to a particular subject or purpose Computer databases try to organize your information

3 Database Examples Filing cabinet full of bills Address books Cassette of CD collection Recipe files

4 Why use a database? Organize and store information Manipulate and search data Analyze data Present data in forms and reports More visual, better with text than a program such as Excel

5 Access: Creating a Data Base Blank DataBase

6 Access: Saving a file Folder File name and extension

7 Access: Database Window Objects Tabs - Tables, - Queries, - Forms, - Reports, - etc. Icons to create objects

8 Access Objects Tables: - a collection of data about a topic arranged in rows and columns. Queries: - a tool that lets you view, change, and analyze data in different ways Forms: - a place to enter data easily. Reports: - a method to present your data in a printed format, such as charts & invoices

9 Access: Creating a Table

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13 Access: Table design

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15 Access: Tables Entering data

16 Access: Creating Forms

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24 Access: Form design Entering data

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35 Public Training Classes Free demonstrations are given at Central Library and select branches! Pick up the Houston Public Librarys Calendar of Events. For more information Call (832) , Visit


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