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What does indexing mean with regards to Access

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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am doing a little bit of research on Access.  I have built a database for my company and was wondering how long it will last.  I think it's a pretty good database.  I would give it a intermediate design (I'm not and expert, but I would say I'm a novice designer).  In doing the research on how access performs, I came across this statement.

"Access is capable of handling well over 100k rows of data per table (with poor indexes, however, it will keel over long before that!)."


My question is:  What do they mean by poor indexes?

I am not well versed with regards to indexing.  I have come across this point more than once and not one forum explained what it means clearly.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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