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Access Terms Lesson1

Database file the file that contains all objects of your databse
Navigation Pane The listing of all the objects in the database
Object A table, form, query, report, or other items used to store and manage data in a database
Datasheet View The view of a table that shows you the data in each record
Field Edit Mode a mode in which the insertion point displays in a selected field
Navigation Mode A mode in which the entire field entry is highlighted in a selected field
Sort To organize data alphabetically or in numerical order
Ascending To sort from the smallest to the largest
Descending To sort from the largest to the smallest
Table A collection of database fields designed to be used together
Dialog Box launcher a button in the bottom-right corner of a group on a tab of the ribbon, which when clicked opens a dialog box or task pane
Datasheet A grid showing the data in a table, with the field names as column headings and the records in rows beneath them
Preview To produce a screen view of what a printed page will look like
Form A window showing the data in a table with one records fields appearing at a time in idividually labeled boxes
Primary Key A field that uniquely identifies each record in a table
Template A predefined group of settings for creating a new database
Blank database A database file that does not yet contain any objects
Table design view A view in which you can add, edit, and delete fields from the table, change field types and descriptions, etc.
Field Properties Characteristics of a field that determine how long an entry can be, how the entry will be formatted, etc
Data Type The type of data that a particular field is designed to hold
Primary key The field that uniquely identifies each record in a table
Field Descriptin An optional brief comment or explaination of a field
Composite Key Two or more fields that collectively define the primary key by unique combinations of their values
Created by: Jasmyn123