Create Access 2007 Database

The first step in creating an Access 2007 database, is to create a blank database file. This is done from the Getting Started Screen when you launch Access. The file is saved onto one of your PCs folders (which you specify). The procedure for doing this is outlined below.

1. Launch Access

To begin, launch Access by clicking on the desktop icon, or choose Access from the start menu. This brings up the GETTING STARTED WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE ACCESS screen.

Access Getting Started Screen

2. Select Blank Database Template

Blank Database Icon

Towards the top left of the screen you will see a "Blank Database" icon. Click this icon to bring up the Blank Database side bar on the right hand side of the screen. This is where you will enter details about the database file that you are about to create.

3. Enter filename for your Access 2007 database

Access Getting Started Screen

Begin by entering the name that you want to call the database in the filename textbox.

4. Browse and select folder

Next click the folder icon and browse for a folder to put your database. Once selected you should see the file path below the textbox.

5. Click Create

All you need to do now is click the "Create" command button below, and your database file saves to the location that you specified, and opens for you to work on.

You are now ready to work on your newly created database file. The next step is to create an Access table