Many businesses use Microsoft Access to organize and manage data. However, they do not have the time to create Access databases from scratch. With Microsoft Access templates, businesses can take advantage of ready-to-use database files that have forms, reports, queries, macros, and relationships that they might require for their operations. As Access templates are designed to be end-to-end database solutions, they can save significant time, effort, and resources in getting started. The database created using these templates can be customized later to cater to unique requirements. In this article, let us explore the nuances of using Microsoft Access templates.
What Are the Advantages of Using Access Templates?
There are several benefits of using Access templates rather than creating a database from scratch. Here are some of the advantages.
- As these templates are reusable, they can be used on different machines even while using the desktop version of the application.
- Even though they are ready-made, they can be customized to meet business requirements. This simplifies the tasks of users who have limited programming knowledge.
- The same style and algorithms can be reused by admins to manage their databases.
- Many of the routine tasks related to database design can be minimized with the use of Access templates.
How to Use Access Database Templates?
In Access 2019, users have the option of choosing between a desktop database and web apps that are used online and can be shared with others. The easiest way to start with a template is to select one of the options available on the home page. However, there are several more templates offered by Microsoft and third-party developers.
- Click on the More templates link on the right side of the application.
- Type in the type of template required in the search box and click on the magnifying glass.
- On selecting a template, a preview of the database will appear along with details such as the Provider Name, Description, File Name, and the size of the file.
- Rename the ACCDB file and change the path to a preferred location.
- If there is a security warning, verify that the source from which the template is downloaded is safe and click on Enable content.
- On opening the Access database created using the template, users will see tables, queries, macros, forms, reports, and modules that are included in it.
- Users can make changes to the database as required and use it on their desktop or a web app.
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Although Microsoft offers an extensive library of Access templates to address varied business requirements such as inventory accounting, order processing, project management, and others, most businesses need programmer assistance for customizations.
Moreover, as Access databases grow, businesses may have to use SQL Server with the Access databases to support operations.
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