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Get to know Access

Commonly used objects in a database

Objects are the most important parts of a database.

Access databases consist of objects. Later in this course, we'll describe the following four important objects in more detail:

Tables store your data in rows and columns. All databases contain one or more tables.

Queries retrieve and process your data. They can combine data from different tables, update your data, and perform calculations on your data.

Forms control data entry and data views. They provide visual cues that make data easier to work with.

Reports summarize and print your data. They turn the data in your tables and queries into documents for communicating ideas.

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