Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 17: Adding, Finding, and Querying Data
Add a Record to a Table
You build a database by adding records to a table in the database. Any new records that you add
appear at the end of the table. You add records to a table in Datasheet view. As your table grows
longer, you can use the navigation buttons on your keyboard to navigate it. You can press to
move from cell to cell, or you can press the keyboard arrow keys. To move backward to a previous
cell, press
+
.
After you enter a record in a database table, you can edit it in a table in Datasheet view.
Add a Record to a Table
1 In the Navigation pane,
doubleclick the table to which you
want to add a record.
A Access opens the table, placing
the cell pointer in the first cell
of the first row.
B By default, the first field in
each table is a unique ID
number for the record. Access
sets this value automatically as
you create a record.
2 Click in the second cell of the
first empty row.
3 Type the desired data in the
selected cell.
4 Press .
Access fills in the ID number to
add the new record.
5 Repeat Steps and until you 4
have filled the entire row.
6 Press or press to
move to the next row or record.
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