Import objects in Access

If we want to use the Forms, Tables, Queries and Modules from one Access application to another, we can use import objects. This import option is most commonly used when changing the version of Access.

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Third Normal Form (3NF)

There are two basic requirements for a database to be in Third Normal Form:

The requirements of both 1NF and 2NF have been met
Remove columns that are not fully dependent upon the primary key.

Let’s assume that we have a table of orders that contains the following attributes:

  • Order Number
  • Customer Number
  • Unit Price
  • Quantity
  • Total

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When you Outgrow Access

A move from Microsoft Access to SQL Server is usually recommended for performance, security and stability reasons. This process is known as upsizing. There are a number of key differences to be aware of when migrating from Access to SQL Server. The 4 main reasons to upsize your Access database to SQL Server is as follows:

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Second Normal Form (2NF)

Second Normal Form (2NF) further addresses the concept of removing duplicate data as follows:

  • Remove subsets of data that apply to multiple rows of a table and place them in separate tables.
  • Create relationships between these new tables and their predecessors through the use of foreign keys.

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Code Window

The Code window is found to the right of the Project Explorer. It displays the VBA code for the object currently highlighted in the Project Explorer. If the Code window is not visible when you open the Microsoft Visual Basic window, you can make it visible by selecting Code under the View menu.

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