Thursday, 23 July 2009

Access 2010 - Database

Microsoft Office Access 2010

Access 1.0, based on the Jet Database Engine was released at the end of 1992 and was intended to be Jet-compatible through its scripting language Access Basic. It became a full member of the Office line-up as Access 95 abandoning Access Basic for VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).

Although Access 2010 will probably be known as Access 14 (Office 13 having been skipped for superstitious reasons) it is actually the tenth full release of the program.

A database is a table based on a filing system that contains data in columns and rows (similar to Excel) and each table constitutes a single entity which enables the data to be manipulated in a logical manner. You can think of it as an automated version of an archive of files that can be retrieved and help turn even large amounts of date into useful information.

Access 14, 10 or 2010 is a relational database management system (RDBMS) and is the overall container for the data associated with it. Some of the more commonly used objects in Access are Tables, Forms, Reports, Queries and Macros. It is my intention to look at all five, if not more, in the following days, weeks.


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