Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a Database
1. Create a new database by clicking the File tab on the Ribbon and then
clicking New (as shown in Figure 3-6).
You see several choices for creating a new database.
Figure 3-6:
Creating a
database.
2. Click Blank Desktop Database.
The File Name dialog box appears, offering the option of naming the
database file in the File Name box. If you don’t choose to name the
database on your own, Access will name it Database1.accdb (or another
number, depending on how many databases you’ve created).
Wondering about that Custom Web App button? See Book IX, Chapter 3
for details.
3. Click the folder icon to the right of the File Name text box to navigate
to the folder where you want to store the new database (assuming
that you don’t want to store it in the default location), and replace the
default file name by typing your preferred filename in the File Name
box.
If you’re just trying out this procedure, you can use the filename Test.
Access automatically adds the extension .accdb to Access database
filenames.
4. Click the Create button.
Access creates a new, blank database. It assumes that the first thing that
you want to do is to create some tables, so it also makes a new, blank
table and displays it in Design view.
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