Creating a Database



There are two main ways to create a (blank) database (without writing code) in Microsoft Access:

  • First launch Microsoft Access. In the File Name text box, accept the suggested name of the database or replace it with one of your choice 
    Microsoft Access
    The default folder where the database would be created is (My) Documents. You can accept it. Otherwise, click the folder icon to select or specify a folder of your choice.
    After specifying the file name and the location, click Create
  • If Microsoft Access was running already, on the Ribbon, click File and click New. Accept or replace the suggested name in the File Name text box. Accept or change the suggested location by clicking the folder icon. When you are ready, click Create

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