Managing Data Fields

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The Datasheet View is mainly used to perform data entry or to test some fields.

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  • Category - MS Access/Data Fields

  • Submitted By - Shekhar

  • Submitted on - 2008-04-15 07:00:23

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So far, to get acquainted with database fields, we have used two techniques of creating a table and some techniques of adding fields to a form. One of the techniques we used, the Datasheet View, provides a very simplistic way. The Datasheet View is mainly used to perform data entry or to test some fields. It has so many limitations that you will hardly use it. For example, you cannot control or customize the behavior of fields if you create the table in Datasheet View. The other technique we used, the Table Wizard, allows you to use some already created and customized fields. For one thing, you would not know what exactly those fields are configured to do and whether they can control data entered in them. For another thing, if you do not like the way they behave, you would have to modify the existing configuration that was already done. This is why you should know how to design your tables. ...


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