When working with an Access database you're working with many Access objects simultaneously. Learn to manage them here.
Each Access database consists of multiple objects that let you interact with data. Databases can include forms for entering data, queries for searching within it, reports for analyzing it, and tables for storing it. Whenever you work with your database, you are working with many of these objects at once. Fortunately, Access makes managing these objects pretty easy.
In this lesson, you will learn how to to open and close databases, as well as how to open, close, and save objects.
Throughout this tutorial, we will be using a sample database. If you would like to follow along, you'll need to download our Access 2016 sample database. You will need to have Access 2016 installed on your computer in order to open the example.
Watch the video below to learn more about managing databases and objects in Access.
Before you enter data or modify your objects, you will need to open your database.
You may also be prompted to sign in to the database. Select your name from the login list. If your name does not appear, click Add User to enter your information.