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One of the most unique changes in the newest version of Microsoft Access, Microsoft Access 2007, is the introduction of new field formats. Most database programs, including all previous versions of Access, allowed only a single value to be stored within each field, but Access 2007 allows users to store multiple values in each field, in effect creating a many to many relationship within the field itself, while hiding the details of the implementation using system tables.
In order to understand this new feature, consider for a minute that you have a table of tasks which includes a lookup table used to assign a task to an employee. Consider now that the same task is to be assigned to several different employees. The new multiple value fields within Access 2007 allow users to accomplish that goal, selecting as many resources as needed for each task.
Another important new feature of Access 2007 is the introduction of the Attachment data type. This unique data type allows users to easily and quickly store all kinds of documents and binary files within the database, without adding unnecessary bloat to the file. Attachments added to the database are automatically compressed, saving precious hard drive space and reducing the size of the resulting database. The attachment file format supports a number of file types, including photo file formats, word processing documents and more. In addition, multiple attachments can be added to a single record for added convenience.
In addition to these new field formats, the new Access 2007 also marks the introduction of a number of new file extensions. These file extensions included as part of Access 2007 include the following:
The additional file extensions provided with the new Access 2007, in conjunction with the file extensions that already exist in previous versions of Access, provide a great deal of flexibility, functionality and security for Access programmers, business owners and IT professionals. The new Access 2007 offers excellent security without sacrificing the usability and simplicity that users of past versions of Access have come to know and love.
Microsoft Access is an application used to create small and midsize computer desktop databases for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. It can also be used as a database server for a web-based application.
This electronic book (ebook) provides lessons on how to use Microsoft Office Access 2007 to create and manage databases. The lessons follow a step-by-step format with practical examples.
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