- Creating a Custom Database Template
- Planning Tables
- Creating Tables in a Database
- Creating a Table by Entering Data
- Creating a Table Using a Template
- Importing Data into Tables
- Linking to Data in Tables
- Working with Table Records
- Working with a Table in Design View
- Specifying a Primary Key in Design View
- Planning Table Relationships
- Defining Table Relationships
- Creating and Printing a Table Relationship Report
- Ensuring Referential Integrity
- Identifying Object Dependencies
- Modifying Object Dependencies
Working with a Table in Design View
Most Access objects are displayed in Design view, which allows you to work with the underlying structure of your tables, queries, forms, and reports. To create a new table in Design view, you define the fields that will comprise the table before you enter any data. In Design view for tables, each row corresponds to a field. You can edit, insert, and delete fields in your database tables in Design view. You insert a field by adding a row, while you delete a field by removing a row. You can also change field order by dragging a row selector to a new position.
Create or Modify a Table in Design View
Click the Create tab, and then click the Table Design button, or select the table you want to modify in the Navigation pane, and then click the Design View button.
Click in a Field Name cell, and then type a modified field name.
Click in a Data Type cell, click the Data Type list arrow, and then click a data type.
Click in a Description cell, and then type a description. If the Property Update Options button appears, select an option, if necessary.
To insert a field, click the row selector below where you want the field, and then click the Insert Rows button on the Ribbon.
To delete a field, click the row selector for the field you want to delete, and then click the Delete Rows button on the Ribbon.
Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar, and then if necessary, enter a table name and click OK.
When you’re done, click the Close button in the Table window.