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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Assigning Required Fields and Requiring Data Entry

Some data is more important than other data. For example, a salesperson might need to know a contact’s phone number, but not necessarily the contact’s address. You can tell Access to prevent someone from moving beyond a required field without entering a value. For text and memo fields, you can require users to enter at least one character of text.

Require Data Entry

  1. Open a table in Design view.

  2. Click the field for which you want to require data entry.

  3. Click in the Required property box.

  4. Click the down ...

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