Deleting Data in Sample database Northwind traders

Discussion in 'Microsoft Access Getting Started' started by brad, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. brad

    brad Guest

    I would like to use the sample database Northwindtraders that comes with the
    software for my business but i need to delete all the data from all the
    connected templates especially the Inventory so i can enter my own data. Is
    this possible? or is thier others like it that don't come with the sample
    data included?
    I don't have months to learn how to use it


    Brad Dalton
    brad, Feb 1, 2010
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    Lynn Trapp Guest

    Create a brand new blank database. Then import all objects from the Northwind
    database into yours. On the import objects screen for tables make sure that
    you import "definition only."
    Lynn Trapp, Feb 1, 2010
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  3. I have been working with the Northwind Trader database extensively and find
    it is the most inflexible template to work with. Some things I have found
    related to your first response.

    After you have downloaded the template, open it and resave it so it has the
    Access extension and not the template extension. Otherwise you may not be
    able to import from the Northwind database to your new database. I had this

    I have found that importing existing data into this database is a major
    headache because I have to make sure my fields match Northwinds fields or
    modify NW's fields to match mine which is very time consuming. I still get
    numerous errors from that. Then the queries, forms, etc. have to be
    modified. Also time consuming.

    The entire template thing in Access 2007 stinks. I liked it better in
    earlier versions where you could select what you wanted in your database
    using a template and go from there. Now the entire program depends on
    whatever templates are available and as far as a full business database there
    is only Northwinds.

    I'm finding that it is easier to just build your own from scratch then have
    Access check it for you. Some tables need splitting, but I recommend not
    letting Access do it because it messes things up.

    I'm no expert on Access, but have been using it since the first version and
    nothing else out there comes close to it which is why I'm still using it.
    William Boswell, Feb 1, 2010
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    Steve Guest

    Hello Brad,

    I would like to offer to build a database like Northwindtraders for you for
    your business. I can build it quickly and make it specific for your
    business. If you have data in an existing spreadsheet, I could also import
    that data into the new database. My fee would be very reasonable. I provide
    help with Access, Excel and Word applications. If you are interested,
    contact me.

    Steve, Feb 1, 2010

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    Jan 21, 2019
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    I realize this is an old posting, but I'm trying to do the same thing as the OP using Access (Office 365).

    My effort is a single person activity that's starting to expand from what was initially a hobby The Northwind template provides exactly (what I think) I need. Has anyone been successful in adapting this template to real-world use? It there a way to empty the names, etc and fill in my specific information?


    I've been able to successfully delete all of the "northwind" specific data, including changing a few titles to in the Forms to match my business name. So far, that seems to be all that's needed. Now, just need to repopulate with my information for the products, customers, suppliers, etc.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
    NewSmallBusiness, Jan 21, 2019
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