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Part 1. Learning Access Basics > Opening a Sample Database

Opening a Sample Database

To open a sample database, begin by clicking on the Help menu.

Move the mouse to the Sample Databases entry, and click the Northwind Sample Database option.

The Northwind database's opening screen appears; click OK to close this screen and display the Northwind database.

INTRODUCTION

Access includes sample databases, such as the Northwind database, that demonstrate how a database works. You can use the tables, queries, forms, and reports included in the Northwind database for practice. (You'll learn how to create and open databases of your own in the next part.)


The Main Switchboard dialog box opens; click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the dialog box to close it.

The database window for the Northwind sample database opens. The rest of the tasks in this part show you how to work with an open Access database.


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