The four types of database access include tables, forms, reports and queries. Each type of access allows the user to view the data in a different format.
Tables organize data into fields and records. Fields contain data of a particular type, while records contain data pertinent to a particular unit in the database. Forms organize fields into a convenient arrangement for viewing or inputting data, as they have fill-in-the blank formats that simplify the process of creating records. Reports are used for printing components of a database in an easy-to-read format. Queries filter data, allowing the user to sort through the data and find particular information quickly.