A Microsoft Access Database is a collection of information that has been organised so that the information is easy to access and display in different ways.
ake a look at this great video tutorial as an introduction to what Microsoft Access is all about.
Databases are used everywhere: at work, in the home, in schools, and leisure facilities. Examples of a database would be a telephone directory, a mailing catalogue, or even a CD music library – you get the idea!
Within Microsoft Access, a database simply refers to a collection of different data sets known as Tables which are potentially related and therefore joined together increasing data flexibility.
The process of relating and joining tables together is what makes Access a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and on the whole provides more flexible reporting and functionality within this application.
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