- Creating a Custom Database Template
- Planning Tables
- Creating Tables in a Database
- Creating a Table by Entering Data
- Creating a Table Using a Template
- Importing Data into Tables
- Linking to Data in Tables
- Working with Table Records
- Working with a Table in Design View
- Specifying a Primary Key in Design View
- Planning Table Relationships
- Defining Table Relationships
- Creating and Printing a Table Relationship Report
- Ensuring Referential Integrity
- Identifying Object Dependencies
- Modifying Object Dependencies
Linking to Data in Tables
You can create new tables from other Access databases by importing and linking tables. When you link a table, the data stays in its original location, but you can display and access that data from within your database. If data in the original database changes, the changes will appear in your linked database, too. After you select the table you want to link during the linking process, you have the option of saving the import steps for use again in the future.
Link to Data from a Database
Click the External Data tab.
Click the Import Access Database button.
Click Browse, locate and select the database file that contains the data you want to import, and then click Open.
Click the Link to the data source by creating a linked table option.
Click the tables you want to import. To deselect a table, click the table again.
To save import steps, select the Save import steps check box, enter a name and description, and then click Save Import.
Otherwise, click Cancel.