The database is a vessel that holds multiple, related objects

To become familiar with Access, start by creating a new blank database to use as the basis for Task 05

save it to your working folder using a descriptive filename

you don't have to build the structure just yet, but have it ready for use


Create a second new blank database to use for practice

  1. save it to your working folder under a descriptive filename
  2. if you wish, you may download the Northwind database and look it over to familiarize yourself with some of the Access tools
    • this database is far more complex than anything you will be doing, but the relationships between tables in Northwind are examples of how you need to tie your tables together to make them work in a relational manner
[MSAccess Northwind Database]