How to Publish an Access Database to the Web

Microsoft Access is a database management program and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. Access stores user-inputted data in a number of ways, including web-ready formats. Microsoft Access databases saved as HTML are ready to be published to the Internet.

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Microsoft Access is a database management program.

Select Desired Database

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Open Microsoft Access from the Start menu.

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Select "File" from the main Microsoft Access toolbar. Double-click the "Open" button.

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Select your desired database by double-clicking to open it.

Export Database

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Begin the export process once your desired database is open by selecting "Export" from under the "File" menu.

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Convert your desired database to an HTML file by re-saving. From the "File" menu, select "Save as Type" and select "HTML Documents."

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Select an HTML template, if desired. Microsoft Access offers pre-formatted templates that you can choose to add to your database.

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Save the Microsoft Access database to a specific location on your computer's hard drive. It is important to remember this location as you will need to access the file prior to uploading to the web.

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Upload the Microsoft Access database HTML to your web server, depending on your website's publishing preferences. Use the system's file uploader if your site uses a Content Management System or simply use FTP if available.