- Creating a Custom Database Template
- Using a Custom Database Template
- Planning Tables
- Creating Tables in a Database
- Creating a Table by Entering Data
- Creating an Application Part 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
Creating a Table by Entering Data
Access allows you to display many of its objects in multiple viewing modes. Datasheet view displays the data in your tables, queries, forms, and reports. Design view displays options for designing your Access objects. You can create a new table in both views. When you create a table in Datasheet view, you enter data and Access creates the table as you type. Access determines the data type of each field based on the data you enter. The Click to Add column shows you where to add a new field. You can also paste data from Microsoft Excel tables into a new database and Access recognizes the data types.
Enter Data to Create a Table
- Click the Create tab.
- Click the Table button.
- Enter the data.
Press Tab to move from field to field or click in a cell.
- To change a field name, click the Click to Add field name, type the new name, and then press Enter.
- Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Type a table name.
- Click OK.
- To have Access set the primary key, click Yes.
- Click the Close button in the Table window.