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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Creating a Database Template

When you create a client or web database from the New tab on the Backstage view, you’re actually creating a new database (.accdb) from a database template. A database template is a file that holds the definition of an Access database. Database templates have an .accdt file extension and are essentially zip files that contain all the data and definitions describing a complete Access database. Database templates can be reused over and over to create additional, identical copies of an Access database. For example, when you create (or instantiate, as Microsoft uses the term) a new Access database file from the Backstage view, you select a client or web template to use, and Access instantiates the database template to create ...

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