The most importatn part of starting any databse application is first having a great set of tables. Everything else in Access is built on top of the tables.
I am in the process of creatiung Access Database Templates that will help you get starated with your new Access database application.
What? How can that be? I am able to create tables in Access. This is true because Access really is a Front End to a database engine.
Access interfaces with a database engine that manages the database. Access is a GUI front end for the JET and/or ACE database engines depending on the version of Access. The JET database engine is what manages the .mdb format. In Access 2007 there was a new database engine introduced called ACE. ACE is what manages the new .accdb format.
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