Microsoft Access Tip – Using the Primary Key

The primary key for an entry in a database is a unique identifier you can use to instantly call up an individual record without duplicates or confusion. It can come from any unique part of a data set, which unfortunately is a problem when you’re working with records of people, addresses, and contact info. In this Microsoft Access tutorial, author Guy Vaccaro shows you how to create a separate field for a primary key, using some convenient features Access has to offer.

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