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Watch this: Modify the Students database template

The Access 2007 Student database template is ready to use the first time that you open it, but you can also customize the database to better suit your needs. Watch this short demo to see how you can add a field to a table, and then how to add that field to a form or report.


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The Students database template

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In the video

In this video, we customize the Students database by adding a new field to the Students table, and then adding that field to the Student List form, the Student Details form, and the All Students report.

Add a field to the Students table

  1. Close all open tabs.
  2. In the Navigation Pane, double-click the Students table.
  3. Scroll to the right until you see the column named Add New Field. Double-click the column heading, and type in the field name.

The first time you enter data in the column, Access sets the data type for you.

Add a field to a form or report

Once a field has been added to a table, you can then add it to a form or report.

  1. Right-click the form or report in the Navigation Pane and then click Layout View.
  2. On the Format tab, in the Controls group, click Add Existing Fields.
  1. Drag the field you want from the Field List to the form or report.

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