How to Access the MDB Database to Track Training

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How to Access the MDB Database to Track Training
You can use a template in Microsoft Access to build an MDB file to track training. (laptop with database record on 15.4" wide screen image by .shock from

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 organisations track the training of their staff. You can set up a new database to track training using the Access template browser.

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Things you need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Access 2007 or later

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 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.

  6. 6

    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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