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Saving a Database

Once you enter a database name and save the database file in the File New Database window, Access takes care of saving your information for you automatically. Each time you add data to a form, Access saves the information and updates the data table. Whenever you close a datasheet view, Access asks whether you want to save what you’ve done. This is a nice feature, which saves you from entering an hour’s worth of data and then forgetting to save the file before you exit. All programs should be this thoughtful.

You can save Access data tables in other formats, however, so that you can use them with other things. Here are two options:


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