Designing a field means assigning a number of characteristics to it. These characteristics depend on what you intend to use the field for. After you have added fields to a table in Table Designer, you must save the table before you can add any records. After you have saved a table, it appears in the list of tables in Object Designer.

All the tables and fields that you create have two forms of identification:

This name appears when you run the table and should be meaningful and easily understood. This name is secondary information and can be changed at any time.

To add a field to a table

  1. On the Tools menu, choose Object Designer.

    Object Designer opens.

  2. Choose Table and then choose New.

    Table Designer opens.

  3. In the first empty row, enter a Field Name and a Field No. Enter a Data type and appropriate Length. Description is optional.

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