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The Microsoft Access 2013 database program can certainly do heavy lifting when it comes
to managing detailed mountains of data such as customer detail, stock inventory, and order
lists that may have hundreds or thousands of entries. The ﬁ le that holds such lists is called
a database. Each Access database ﬁ le actually can hold multiple lists of data, each usually
stored in a separate table, such as the Current Foster Animals table shown in Figure 1.8.
A Microsoft Access database organizes lists of information in tables.
Access enables you to enter and view data using various forms. You also can set up queries
to retrieve data that matches certain criteria out of your database tables. These queries can
be used to generate reports that consolidate and analyze your data. Later chapters
introduce you to these Access skills.