Create a Database
A database can manage virtually any type of information. With a little planning, you can create a database that will display the data you need when you need it.
Most database management systems let you create a database to manage all types of information
Easy database management systems also let you create a database from an existing spreadsheet or from a pre-designated template.
How to create a database:
- Before you create a database, first think about what kind of information you'll want to store about each person, asset, project, or image. If you want to create a database for customer information, you might want to store a name, address, map, contact information, product purchased, meeting dates and notes, and a photo.
- Design one or more on-screen forms where you'll enter and view your information. To create a database, you can just drag the mouse to draw a rectangle, name the field, and indicate what type of information it will contain: text, number, date, time, media file, and so on.
- Select a look you like. When you create a database, you can select fonts and colors for your forms and fields and add logo. Some easy database management systems let you click once to apply a professionally designed color-and-font theme to create a database that looks great.
- Add your information. After you create a database, simply enter or import your information in the fields.
Create a database from an existing spreadsheet
When you create a database, it's very easy to start with lists stored in an existing spreadsheet. The database management system creates fields with the same name as your spreadsheet column names, and then creates one database record for each row in the spreadsheet.
Create a database from a template
You can create a database on your own or create a database using a pre-designed template, such as contact management, inventory, and expense records. These templates have been designed using the most commonly-requested fields, so you may not need to make any changes. If your needs are different, you can easily modify the template by adding or deleting fields and changing the fonts and colors.