When you design the fields and keys for a new table, you need to save the table in the database before you can use it. After you have saved a table, it appears in the list of tables shown in Object Designer.

To save a table

  1. With the focus on Table Designer, on the File menu, choose Save.

    The Save As dialog box opens.

  2. In the ID field, enter a number that will serve as a unique table identification.

    There are restrictions about which numbers you can use. Contact your Microsoft Certified Partner for information.
  3. In the Name field, enter the name of the table.

  4. Clear the Compiled check box if you do not want the table to be compiled when it is saved.

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