Microsoft Access Database 2016 Is Not Included In Office 365
Since its release, Microsoft Access database will not be available for all users of Office 365. Shocking isn’t it?
Users who have purchased an Office 365 Business Premium were surprised to discover that Access 2016 wasn’t included in their subscriptions.
Access 2016 is not included with any of the Office 365 Business subscriptions, even in Office 365 E1 or Office 365 Pro Plus enterprise subscriptions. If you want Microsoft Access 2016 in your enterprise, you should be opting instead for the full Office 365 E3 subscription.
An ideal database is free of redundant or duplicate data. To achieve that, you must split your data into many subject-based tables so each subject is presented only once. To do that in Microsoft Access, you place common fields in tables that are related. But before you do that, you must need to understand the relationships between your tables, then you can specify these relationships in your Access 2013 database.
In this article, I will elaborate to you the ten things you need to know about table relationships in Microsoft Access.
1. A one-to-many relationship is when one record in the parent table connects to many records in the child table.
Microsoft Access Database: Next Generation of Spreadsheets
Bringing your Microsoft Access database application into the current online digital age started with the need for this integral tool for small and medium sized businesses way back in the 1990’s.
WordPerfect, Lotus 1–2–3, and dBase are the three software products that dominated the software market for a long period in the history of personal computing. WordPerfect is used for word processing; Lotus 1–2–3 is a spreadsheet program from Lotus Software; and dBase is a database management system for microcomputers.
During the early days of personal computing, spreadsheets and databases coexisted because there was a clear designation of responsibility between the two models. During those times, the use of spreadsheets were mainly for financial modelling. While databases were intended for everything organization-related.
Spreadsheets and word processors offered the benefits of simplicity and direct manipulability. Databases were never as manageable as word processors and spreadsheets. The main drawback in using databases was in the technical implementation complexity of the software.
As a result, average users began using spreadsheets as provisional databases. After many consultations with dozens of Excel clients, it became clear that almost all of them were using the product not for the purpose of financial modelling but as a conventional tool for making tables instead.
This is something I have touched on briefly in the past with an article called Microsoft Access Functions which introduced you to the popular functions and the tool to generally browse for other not so popular function calls.
So as a revisit to this topic, there’s no point describing each and everyone that’s at your disposal – that would be silly as we all have different uses for our Access databases but instead you can find a full list (by category) by going to Microsoft’s Office Access Functions (by category) page instead.
Microsoft Access Database Functions
It clearly states that this page contains links to articles that provide details about common functions used in expressions in Microsoft Access.