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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Adding your data

Entering data in your database is simple, depending on the type of database you’ve chosen to create. If you’ve created a blank database, you’ll need to add fields so that Access knows how to categorize the data you add in the data tables. If you created your database based on a template, the fields will have already been created for you.

Add data to a datasheet

  1. In the Navigation pane, open the table that you want to use by double-clicking it.

  2. Click the new record icon.

  3. Type data in the first field.

    The record selector at the left end of the row will change to show a pencil icon, indicating that you are editing the data. Press Tab to move to the next field. When you press Tab after the field on the far right of the Datasheet, ...

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