What is the design view?

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What is the design view?

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Most Access objects are displayed in Design view, which allows you to work with the underlying structure of your tables, queries, forms, and reports. To create a new table in Design view, you define the fields that will comprise the table before you enter any data. In Design view for tables, each row corresponds to a field. You can edit, insert, and delete fields in your database tables in Design view. You insert a field by adding a row, while you delete a field by removing a row. You can also change field order by dragging a row selector to a new position.

Create or Modify a Table in Design View

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Click the Create tab, and then click the Table Design button, or select the table you want to modify in the Navigation pane, and then click the Design View button.

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Click in a Field Name cell, and then type a modified field name.

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Click in a Data Type cell, click the Data Type list arrow, and then click a data type.

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Click in a Description cell, and then type a description. If the Property Update Options button appears, select an option, if necessary.

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To insert a field, click the row selector below where you want the field, and then click the Insert Rows button on the Ribbon.

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To delete a field, click the row selector for the field you want to delete, and then click the Delete Rows button on the Ribbon.

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Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar, and then if necessary, enter a table name and click OK.

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When youre done, click the Close button in the Table window.

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