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Data Access pages provide an online viewer that lets you
display and edit Access databases over the Internet. It’s possible to create a
form-type data access page for a single table or query using the Page Wizard.

For example, say your managers need to be able to access
their employees’ addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses online. They
can do just that if you create a form-type Data Access page. Here’s how:

  1. Open
    the Employees database.
  2. Click
    the Pages object in the database window.
  3. Click
    New and then select Page Wizard.
  4. Select
    the Employees table on which to base the object data and click OK.
  5. Select
    the fields that you want displayed online and click Next.
  6. Click Next twice.
  7. Enter
    a title for the page, select Open The Page, and
    click Finish. The new data page is displayed.
  8. Close
    and Save the Data Access page to a folder that you (and your managers) can
    access online.

After the Data Page is saved, Access places a shortcut to it
in the database window. The actual Data Page exists as an HTML file separate
from the Access database to which it is connected.