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Chapter 14. SQL Server Integration > Installing a Sample Northwind Application

Installing a Sample Northwind Application

Now that you have finished the installation and startup, you need a project to work with. Open the Northwind database. If you don’t have Northwind or if you are not sure, install both options from the Help menu within Access. Simply click Help, Sample Databases. If the program can’t find either the Northwind database or the Northwind Project, it will ask you whether you want to install it. Click Yes for either or both options, depending on what you need.

Suppose that a problem occurred in the installation or that you can’t find your Office CD. As mentioned before, you can download the Northwind database from the Microsoft Web site. But if you just need the project, there is another option that would be good for you to learn, anyway. You can upsize your Northwind database to a project. (You might have other databases that need to be upsized as well.) If your sample project installed properly, you can delete the resulting upsized project that is just for practice. Otherwise, use the upsized project for the examples in this chapter. Follow these steps to upsize:


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