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ACC: Where to find information about designing a database in Access
Article ID: 288949 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q288949
Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see Q288947
If you decide to store the data for your solution in an Access database or in another relational database, designing the database structure is likely to be the most challenging part of building the solution. Although it is fairly easy to modify the data model while you are developing the solution, it is much more difficult once you have started to build other database objects. Therefore, you should put as much effort as possible into designing the data model before you begin to create any objects in the database. Developing a solution based on a well-designed data model will make it much easier for you to develop the solution.
If you are new to relational database design, start by using the following resources:
Article ID: 288949 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 4.1