Microsoft Access 97 is a Database Management System (DBMS), it consists of a database(s) and the information handling applications needed to access it. MS Access can help you create, maintain, and report on data and table relationships in a database.
A database consists of one or more than one tables in which data are stored and managed. Inside the database, tables work together with queries and reports to produce the required output.
A primary key field is one that uniquely identifies each record in a table. Your HKID number is an everyday example of a primary key field, because it uniquely identifies you on the government's database.
A query is a special database feature that allows a user to ask questions and execute commands. When performing a query, you can set conditions for selecting records. It is usually used to summarise or update data such as sorting, filtering, joining tables, and performing calculations.
You will see an empty Database window title Employee : Database, as in the figure shown below. Each database object that you create in these lessons will be added to the Database window.
1. In the database window, click theTables tab.
2. Click theNew button in the database window.
3. In the New Table dialog box, click Table Wizards.
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