How to Access the MDB Database to Track Training

by Bennett Gavrish
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Microsoft Access is a relational database program that is included with the Microsoft Office software suite. Access includes a variety of database templates to help you get started building your own files in the MDB format. One of the templates included is for a project management database, which is specially designed to help organizations track the training of their staff. You can set up a new database to track training using the Access template browser.

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu on your PC computer and expand the "All Programs" list.

Step 2

Navigate to the "Microsoft Office" folder in the list of programs and then click on the icon for "Microsoft Access."

Step 3

Highlight the "Business" tab on the left side of the window underneath the "Template Categories" heading.

Step 4

Click on "Project management database" to create a new file using that template.

Step 5

Pick a name for the new MDB file, choose where you want to save it on your hard drive and then click "Download." Microsoft Access downloads a copy of the database template and creates a new MDB file with it.

Use the "Employees" table to keep track of training data. You can access the "Employees" table from the navigation bar on the left side of the main Access window.


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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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