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Access 2019 Bible

By : Michael Alexander
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Access 2019 Bible

By: Michael Alexander

Overview of this book

Access 2019 Bible is your, comprehensive reference to the world's most popular database management tool. With clear guidance toward everything from the basics to the advanced, this go-to reference helps you take advantage of everything Access 2019 has to offer. Whether you're new to Access or getting started with Access 2019, you'll find everything you need to know to create the database solution perfectly tailored to your needs, with expert guidance every step of the way. The companion website features all examples and databases used in the book, plus trial software and a special offer from Database Creations. Start from the beginning for a complete tutorial, or dip in and grab what you need when you need it. Access enables database novices and programmers to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data, as well as build powerful, integrable, custom database solutions — but databases can be complex, and difficult to navigate. This book helps you harness the power of the database with a solid understanding of their purpose, construction, and application. From database fundamentals and terminology to XML and Web services, this book has everything you need to maximize Access 2019 and build the database you need.
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Getting Started with Access

In this chapter, you'll gain an understanding of the major components of the Microsoft Access user interface.

The Access Welcome Screen

If you open Access 2019 via Windows (Start ⇨ Access), you'll see the default welcome screen shown in Figure 2.1. The welcome screen gives you several options for opening an existing Access database or creating a new database.

Access welcome screen displaying a search box for searching template online and Blank Database, Asset tracking, and other predefined templates. On the left pane are recently opened databases and Open Other Files option.

FIGURE 2.1 The Access welcome screen provides a number of ways to start working with Access.

In the upper‐left corner of the welcome screen, you'll notice the Recent section...