Ms Access - Creating a New Database

Microsoft Access is a database creation program that allows for anyone to easily maintain and edit a database. It is suitable for anything from small projects to large businesses, and is a very visual program. This makes it great for performing data entry, as you don’t need to work with tables and spreadsheets. See Step 1 below to start getting the most out of Microsoft Access.

Step 1 : Click the File tab and Select “New”.

The database is what will contain all of your data in its various forms. You can choose to create a blank database, a blank web database, or pick from a variety of templates.
• A blank database is a standard Access database, and is good for local use. Creating a blank database will create one table as well.
• Web databases are designed to be compatible with Access’s web publishing tools. Creating a blank database will create one table as well.
• Templates are pre-built databases designed for a wide range of uses. Pick a template if you don’t want to spend a lot of time putting the database structure together.

Step 2 : Name your database

Once you’ve selected a database type, give it a name that reflects what it’s for. This will be especially helpful if you’re going to be working with several different databases. Type the file name of your database in the "File Name" box. Choose "Create" to generate the new database file.

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