Chapter 3

Entering the Data

In This Chapter

arrow Entering data on a datasheet

arrow Changing the look of a datasheet

arrow Creating a form for entering data

arrow Finding records in a field or database table

arrow Finding and replacing your data

At last — you can start entering the data. If you set up your database tables, named the fields, and established relationships between the tables, you’re ready to go. This short chapter explains how to enter the data in a database table. It shows you how to enter data on a datasheet or enter data by way of a form. This chapter also describes how to find missing records in case one goes astray.

There’s no getting around it: Entering data is truly a tedious activity. But if you set up the fields well and take advantage of input masks and other field properties, it isn’t so bad. It’s better than stepping on a shovel blade, anyway.

The Two Ways to Enter Data

When it comes to entering data in a database table, you can take your pick between Datasheet view and a form. ...

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