In an earlier article, we reviewed the process for creating an Access database from a template. While this is certainly an agreeable, easy approach to building a database, there isn’t always a template available that meets your needs. In this article, we review the process for creating an Access database from scratch.
To begin, open Microsoft Access. The instructions and images in this article are for Microsoft Access 2010. If you're using a different version of Access, see Creating an Access 2007 Database from Scratch or Creating an Access 2013 Database from Scratch.