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Delete a Record from a Table
Delete a Record from a Table
You can remove a record from your database if it holds data that you no longer need. Removing
old records can reduce the overall file size of your database and make it easier to manage. When
you delete a record, all of the data within its fields is permanently removed.
You can remove a record from a database by deleting it from a table or by deleting it from a form.
This section shows you how to delete a record from a table. (For help deleting a record from a form,
see the next section, “Delete a Record from a Form.”)
Delete a Record from a Table
1 In the Navigation pane, double-click
the table that contains the record
you want to delete.
A Access opens the table.
2 Position your mouse pointer over
the gray box to the left of the
record that you want to delete
( changes to ) and click.
B Access selects the record.
3 Click the Home tab.
4 Click Delete .
Note: You can also right-click the
record, and then click Delete Record .
Access asks you to confirm the
deletion.
5 Click Yes .
C Access permanently removes the
row containing the record from
the table.
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