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NP Access 2

TermDefinition
Address Quick Start selection The Quick Start Selection that adds a collection of fields related to an address to the table at one time.
Byte The Field Size property that stores whole numbers from 0 to 255 in one byte.
Caption property A field property that specifies how the field name is displayed in database objects, including table and query datasheets, forms, and reports.
Composite key A primary key that consists of two or more fields.
Ctrl+‘ A keyboard shortcut that lets you insert in the current field the value from the same field in the previous record.
Data Redundancy A condition that occurs when you store the same data in more than one place
Data Type gallery An Access tool that allows you to add a group of related fields to a table at the same time, rather than adding each field individually.
Decimal The Field Size property that stores positive and negative numbers to precisely 28 decimal places in 12 bytes.
Decimal Places property The property that specifies the number of decimal places that are displayed to the right of the decimal point.
Default Value property The property that specifies what value will appear, by default, for a field in each new record you add to a table.
Delimited Text File A type of text file in which fields of data are separated by a character such as a comma or tab.
Description Property The optional property you can use to enter a description for a field to explain its purpose or usage.
Design view The Access view you use to define or modify a table structure or the properties of the fields in a table.
Double The Field Size property that stores positive and negative numbers to precisely 15 decimal places in eight bytes.
Entity Integrity The condition that exists when a primary key has been specified for a table, whereby Access forces you to enter a value for the primary key field in every record in the table.
Field List A box listing the fields contained in a table in the order in which they appear.
Field Properties Pane The part of the Table window in Design view that contains the properties for the selected field.
Field Size Property The property that defines a field’s maximum storage size for Short Text, Number, and AutoNumber fields. (
Import import A process that allows you to copy the data from a source, without having to open the source file, and to add the imported data in an Access table.
Integer The Field Size property that stores whole numbers from -32,768 to 32,767 in two bytes.
Join To relate tables using a common field.
Join Line In the Relationships window, the line that connects the common field that joins two tables.
Keyboard Shortcut A key or combination of keys you press to complete an action more efficiently.
Long Integer The Field Size property that stores whole numbers from -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647 in four bytes.
Null Value The value that results from not entering a value for a field; a null value is not permitted for a primary key.
One-to-many Relationship The type of database relationship that exists between two tables when one record in the first table matches zero, one, or many records in the second table, and when one record in the second table matches at most one record in the first table.
Orphaned Record A record whose matching record in either the primary or related table has been deleted.
Primary Table The “one” table in a one-to-many relationship
Propagate To update field property changes made in Table Design view to the corresponding property on forms and reports that include the modified field.
Properties The characteristics of each field in a table.
Quick Start Selection The name given to the group of fields you add to a table at the same time using the Data Type gallery.
Referential Integrity A set of rules that Access enforces to maintain consistency between related tables when you update data in a database.
Related Table The “many” table in a one-to-many relationship
Relationships Window The Access window in which you define and view the relationships among a database’s tables.
Single The Field Size property that stores positive and negative numbers to precisely seven decimal places in four bytes.
Table Design Grid The part of the Table window in Design view that contains the values for the Field Name, Data Type, and Description field properties.
Created by: skindawg