Much of this hour 's lesson was theory-based because Access requires more preparation than the other Office products. After you learn about the elements that make up a database ”tables, records, and fields ”the Access mechanics are easy to understand.
To create an Access database, add tables that describe the database data. Each table contains fields and records. When you design a table, you must describe the field names and data types that the table requires.
Now that you know how to create and edit tables, you are ready to enter data and master forms in Hour 18. By using forms for data entry and editing, you make Access tables easier to manage for you and others who use databases that you create.