Database Concepts

Learn about Access XP database concepts in this free lesson.

What is a database?

A database is a collection of information organized and presented to serve a specific purpose. Database programs are created using a program like Microsoft Access XP.

A Microsoft Access database is made up of several components including:

  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Queries
  • Reports

These components are called database objects. One or more of these objects is formed when a database is created. These components are stored in a single database file.

Database Structure