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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Creating a New Database

If you have experience with relational database management systems, you might want to start building your own database as you progress through this book. In this case, you need to create a new database file at this point. If database management systems are new to you, however, you should instead explore the sample databases supplied with Access as you progress through the chapters of this book and design your first database by using the principles outlined in Chapter 22, "Exploring Relational Database Design and Implementation." Then return to this section and create your new database file.

To create a new database, follow these steps:

1.
If you aren't already running Access, launch it and skip to step 3.
2.
If Access ...

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