Describes a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and the use of that data.
A field where numbers are unique, and no two clients are assigned the same number.
A blinking bertical bar that indicates where text, graphics, and other items will be inserted. As you type, the insertion point moves to the right.
Becomes different shapes depending on the task you are performing in Access and the pointer's location on the screen.
Horizontal scroll bar
Apperas at the bottom of the window if an object is too wide to fit in the Access window.
Reflects the location of the portion of the database object that is displayed in the Access window.
Located at the bottom of the Access window above the Windows Vista taskbar. Presents information about the database object, the progress of current tasks and the status of certain commands and keys; it also provides controls for viewing the object.
Tabs that are displayed when you perform certain tasks or work with objects such as datasheets.
An on-screen note that provides the name of the command, available keyboard shortcut(s), a description of the command, and sometimes intructions for how to obtain help about the command.
Dialog Box launcher
When clicked, displays a dialog box or a task pane with additional options for the group.
Appears automatically based on tasks you perform, contains commands related to changing the appearance of text in a database object.
Appears when you righ-click an object. Is a list of frequently used commands that relate to the right-clicked object.
Quick Access toolbar
Located by default above the Ribbon. Probides easy access to frequently used commands.
Key Tip badge
Used if you prefer using the keyboard instead of the mouse. Also known as the keyboard code icon, for certain commands.
Small box or bar that, when you click it, selects the entire row, indicates the field you are currently describing.
A feature in Access that works behind the scenes, correcting common mistakes when you complete a text entry in a cell.
Where data is displayed in a form on the screen, you usually can see all the fields, but only for one record.
Are associated with all Microsoft Office documents and include author, title, and subject.
Automatically updated properties
Include file system properties, such as the date you create or change a file, and statistics, such as the file size.
Buttons used to move within a table, found near the lower-left corner of the screen when a table is open.
Data entry and update
Acces provides easy mechanisms for adding, changing, and deleting data, including the capability of making mass changes in a single operation.
Access makes it possible to ask complex questions concerning the data in the database and the receive instant answers.
Access includes report creation tools that make it easy to produce sophisticated reports for presenting data.
Access allows you to save objects, reports, and tables in HTML format so they can be viewed using a browser. You also can import and export documents in XML format as well as share data with others using SharePoint Services.
The field can contain any characters. A maximum number of 255 characters is allowed in a field whose data type is Text.
The field can contain only numbers. The numbers either can be positive or negative. Fields are assigned this type so they can be used in arithmetic operations. Fields that contain numbers but will not be used for arithmetic operations usually are assigned a data type of Text.
The field can contain only monetary data. The values will appear with currency symbols, such as dollar signs, commas and decimal points and two digits following the decimal point. Like numeric fields, you can use currency fields in arithmetic operations. Access assigns a size to currency fields automatically.