Creating an access database

I want to create an access database with the following information:
PC NAME
Software installed
Icons
IP address
Department

I basically want to have a table where the machine name pops up and I have pull down menus to added the software and desktop icons and a pull down for the departments.  The IP can be added.  I'm trying to find some information on how to go about this.  Can someone point me in the right direction.
WellingtonISAsked:
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ReneD100Commented:
You will have to start with making a scheme for your database. You will definitely need multiple tables.

TBL_PCS
PC Name
IP Address
DepartmentID (FK)

TBL_Department
DepartmentID
Department

TBL_Software
SoftwareID
SoftwareName
Icon

TBL_Installations
PCName (FK)
SoftwareID (FK)
InstallationDate (maybe)

etc
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
So create a table with a list of software, a table with a list of Icons and a table for the departments?
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ReneD100Commented:
How would you keep track of what is installed on a PC?
That's why you need to have TBL_Installations which links the PC and the software. I assume that each icon goes with some software, so you don't need a separate table for that.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
no some of my icons are just shortcuts for web based programs.  Is there a website I can vist to see just how to create this stuff?  It's been a while since I've done this.
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ReneD100Commented:
Icons you could consider software as well, but I guess that all depends on how you are going to write your application.
I think if you do a search for 'Learning Access' you'll find some links that will appeal to you - depending on your version, etc. Although the basics of Access of course haven't changed with the various versions since 95.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
thanks I'll do some research
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