Creating a database is a little different than creating a spreadsheet or a word processing document.
When you create a database, the first step is to save the file, this creates the foundation on which to build your database. Only after you have saved a file can you begin building the database by creating tables and entering data.
You can create a blank database by using a template
or one of the following methods:
- Open Access. Choose the Blank Database option on the initial dialog box and click OK.
- If Access is already open, click the Open button on the toolbar, press Ctrl+N or choose File>>New from the menu. Click the
Database icon and then click OK.
Once you choose to create a new database, you see the File New Database dialog box. Give the database a name (and you might also want to specify a folder) and click Create. Access will automatically add the .mdb extension to the filename you provide. This is the process for creating a blank database.