Access 2016: Create a Database
Create a database in Access 2016 from either the File menu or the Welcome screen. Create a blank database or choose a template.
Microsoft Access 2016 allows you to create either a blank database, or one that's based on a template. A template is like a pre-built database that you can use as a starter for your own database.
In this tutorial, we'll create a blank database, then add tables, data, and other objects to it.
Create a Blank Database
Let's go ahead and create a blank database.