How to Create Database Template in Microsoft Access
Many people still confuse about how to create a database in Access. In various work situation, Microsoft Access has proven as one of reliable helper for people who need to create Database. We have various Access database examples showing how to create an Access database, which is helpful to do various work. Starting from employee list, product supplies, product packaging list and other thing can be done well by using Microsoft Access. There are many benefits of using Access database, that’s why many people questioning about how to make a database in Access 2010 or other version of Office. Actually it’s not so difficult if you also wonder how to create database in Access. So, if you really want to find out about how to create an Access database, you can read throughfully on this article.
Here we will give tips about how to make a database in Access 2010, but surely if you curious about how to create a database in Access in general, this tips are applicable for other version of Microsoft Access with several adjustment. There are two ways to solve how to create a Database in Access, which are creating from scratch and creating with Template. Now let’s start to create an Access database from scratch. First of all, you have to create a blank database. You have to launch Access and choose File > New. Then choose a blank database if you want to build it from the scratch. There will be a table appear on screen. You can click on “Clik to Add”. Before that, you have to pay attention, since if you have a database open, you have to click to Close Database first.
In this step, you can start to add more database on the table. You also need to adjust the design at this point. The table appears so simple so that you have to customize it first. When you feel you have created the right table, you can type the table name in the “Save As” box (in the tab beneath the menu bar), and click OK.
After typed on some data, you can tune the table design once again by moving to Design View. Hmm, not so difficult, is it? You don’t have to confuse anymore about how to create a database in Access if you follow these steps thoroughly.
Surely you also have another alternative about how to create a database in Access. You don’t have to make it from scratch because Office software has many Access database templates. You just have to use it directly from your Access software, otherwise you can download a template from Office.com. You just have to find the most suitable template for you. Other websites also offer various Access database template and Access database example which you can use based on your needs. You just have to download the correct Access database template from such sites. After selecting suitable template, you can create an adjustment by importing some datasheet into your database and suit the template based on your needs. You can also paste data from another source to complete your database. How to do it? You can copy and paste it into an Access Table. If your data is in form of columns such as Excel Worksheet, you can copy it easily into Access. However, if your data is in Word software, you have to separate the column first using tabs, or convert your data into table, so that it would be able to be copied easier. After you paste the data into Access’ empty table, it will set your data according to the data type. Microsoft Access will assign name to the field based on what it finds in the first row of pasted data. It could be confusing. So, when your Access database produce field names, you have to rename the field so that you wouldn’t be confuse about which data is correct. You can hit Crtl+S to save the table, then in datasheet, double-click every headings in the columns, and then you can name descriptive field for each column. After that, you can save the table again.
Using Access makes you possible to include various data from another source, and even application. You just have to utilize command in External Data tab, then Import & Link group. Click Browse to find the source data and include it into your Access file. The steps above probably seems confusing without practicing it. But after following those steps, you’ll find out that it’s not so difficult and you’ll find out that the steps solve problem about how to make a database in Access. Do some practice, and then you’ll never questioned again about how to create a database in Access.
In the next tutorial, we will discuss the further step in Creating Simple Access Database.
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