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New Northwind Templates available

New Northwind Templates available

New Northwind Templates available

There are Starter and Developer editions of the updated Northwind database available. The templates use the new Modern Charts which may not render if you are running an older version of MS Access.

There are lots of great coding examples and a huge amount of documentation.

Quote (George_Hepworth)

I’m excited to represent a group of people in the Microsoft Access community that, like many of you, tolerated (but did not love) the Northwind Traders sample template in the product. The Northwind sample template was designed decades ago to be an example of an Access-based order entry system for a fictitious import/export company with customers who are grocery stores. But it had not been updated since 2006. Many of us were frustrated by some of the following issues like:

  • Northwind objects didn’t follow good naming conventions.
  • Tables didn’t always adhere to proper normalization.
  • Undocumented functionality could be confusing, especially for new, inexperienced Access users
  • No upgrades since 2006. The data is also from 2006
  • And other pet peeves we felt could be improved.
To download the templates, start a new database and click the More Templates. Then search for Northwind.

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

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