Managing Database Information

Topic Questions As per our textbook, Access, a relational database application, is the most widely used PC-based database management system (DBMS) software for both personal and business users. Like other database systems, the structure of the database file is of the utmost importance. For this exercise, you must demonstrate your understanding of the Access database system by describing how you would begin to create a database file with one of its tables (No templates). Your example may be a personal or business database. In addition, what are the advantages of managing database information in Access versus using an Excel spreadsheet? Thread Directions Students are required to participate in these weekly online classroom discussion threads. Students should post at least 1 post on 3 separate days in the active week’s discussion thread. Please make sure to read all topic questions, thread directions, and assignment rubric criteria to ensure that responses are accurate and complete. Points may be deducted, at the discretion of the instructor, for not adhering to any of the following guidelines. Discussion posts will be graded according to the assignment rubric provided below. How to Post: 1. First Post – Respond to the discussion topic questions listed above. Click on the Reply link listed below to make your response. Minimum word count=100 words 2. Second Post – Expand and read a classmate’s post. Click on the Reply link within your classmate’s post to make your response. Minimum word count=75 words 3. Third Post – Find and review a relevant information source over the Internet. Click on the Reply link within your first post to make your response. Minimum word count=75 words 5. List any sources you utilize at the bottom of your post (e.g. http://www.xxxxx.com/xx). Consider practicing your citing of text resources in the academic APA format. 4. List the word count for your response at the bottom of your post (e.g. WC=100) Thread Guidelines: 1. At least one post should be made on three separate days of the current week. 2. Responses to topic questions should be thorough and demonstrate your understanding of the discussion topic. All posts should meet minimum word count requirements. 3. Responses to others, either to another student or instructor, should be substantive and provide supporting detail to any ideas or statements. Short trivial responses, the use of slang, abbreviations, and acronyms may be penalized. For example, “Yeah, you’re right! I agree with you because what you said is so true” is not a substantive response to contribute to the conversation. 4. All responses must use business writing style and etiquette, utilizing accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Consider typing your response in Microsoft Word or other word processing software to utilize their spelling and grammar tools and then transfer your response to the thread dialog box. Do not attach a Word document as your post. 5. Students are encouraged to research topics using the textbook, Internet, or other resources and appropriately cite the source of the information shared within the post. Plagiarism or copying and pasting content from a source is never allowed and these types of posts will not receive credit.

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