Lesson 2.3. Creating a Blank Database
Figure 2-5. The New File task pane.
Figure 2-6. The File New Database dialog box.
Can't find a suitable database in the Database Wizard? Then you'll have to create a blank database and start from scratch. The advantage of creating a blank database is that it gives you the most flexibility and control over your database design. The disadvantage of creating a blank database is that you have to create every table, form, report, and query yourself.
Here's how to create a blank database.
Access creates a new database and saves it with the "My First Database" file name. The "My First Database: Database" window appears when it's finished. If you click the various database object tabs, you will notice that there aren't any database objects in the database yet. You will have to create all of the database objects yourselfsomething we will be covering in the next several lessons.