download sample databases

In order to practice the lessons covered in these tutorials you should have sample databases available.

In the following package you will find several apps that illustrate many of the techniques covered in the lessons. Most of the databases are not complete. They are meant only as training tools and will be developed as part of the lessons whenever the appropriate techniques demand some hands-on interaction on the part of the student.



The files in the archive have all been checked for malware. But don't just take our word for it. Before extracting the files from any archive you download, you should always do your own virus check.

Download sample databases


This is the most recent version of the MikeGarage database with queries, forms and reports.

Download MikeGarage database


And if you've studied Access before you are probably aware that there is a sample database that Microsoft has always made available to highlight the features of the language.

The Northwind Company used to be a wholesale food distributor but is now a mail order dry goods operation and it's a web database. It's an excellent learning tool.

For more information go to the Microsoft website:
Northwind database






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