The Contact Management database was created using the Microsoft Access Database Wizard. We will briefly review the steps involved in creating this database.
Microsoft Access 2003 is equipped with a Database Wizard that can be used to create any of 10 simple databases: Asset Tracking, Contact Management, Event Management, Expenses, Inventory Control, Ledger, Order Entry, Resource Scheduling, Service Call Management, and Time and Billing.
In this lesson, we will briefly review the steps involved in creating the Contact Management database.
The first screen of the wizard verifies the type of information that will be stored in the Contact Management database: Contact information and Call information.
The second screen of the wizard identifies the tables to be created. Three tables were created: Contact information, Call information, and Contact Types.
Click on any table to display the fields connected to it in the Fields in the table column. Click on a different table and other fields used by that table will replace the ones displayed for the table selected.
The third screen asks the question, What style would you like for screen displays? Microsoft Access provides 10 screen displays for your use. A thumbnail picture is also provided for each format listed.
The fourth screen asks the question, What style would you like for printed reports? Microsoft Access provides six report displays for your use. A thumbnail picture is also provided for each format listed.
The next step is to assign a name to the database.
The final step asks whether the database being created is to be opened after it is built by the wizard. It has no bearing whatsoever on the actual building of the database. If you don't want to open the new database at this point, you can always return to it later and open it in Microsoft Access.