Getting to Know the Contact Management Database

Get to know the Access XP contact management database in this free lesson.

Download the contact management database

The contact management database used in this tutorial can be downloaded from and installed on your computer.'s Access 2002 (XP) lessons all use examples from the contact management database. However, if you'd rather work with another existing database, you should still be able to follow along through the lessons.

To download the contact management database:

  • Download the database

    You must have an open connection to the Internet to download the database.
  • The following dialog box appears:

    File Download Dialog Box
  • Click the Save button.
  • You are prompted to save the database to your computer. Save the database in the c:\My Documents folder.

    The Save As Dialog Box
  • Click the Save button to download the database.