Specify whether a database object is hidden or visible
- Under Objects in the Database window (Database window: In Access 2003 and earlier, the window that appears when a database or project is opened. It displays shortcuts for creating new database objects and opening existing objects. In later versions, it is replaced by the Navigation Pane.), click the type of database object whose properties you want to change.
- Click Properties on the toolbar.
- Select or clear the Hidden check box.
Note In a Microsoft Access project (Microsoft Access project: An Access file that connects to a Microsoft SQL Server database and is used to create client/server applications. A project file doesn't contain any data or data-definition-based objects, such as tables and views.), you cannot change the properties of a table, query, or database diagram (database diagram: A graphical representation of any portion of a database schema. It can be either a whole or partial picture of the structure of the database. It includes tables, the columns they contain, and the relationships between the tables.) because these objects reside in the Microsoft SQL Server database. However, you can change the properties of a form, report, macro, or module, because these objects reside in the Access project itself, not in the Microsoft SQL Server database. You can also change the properties of a data access page (data access page: A Web page, published from Access, that has a connection to a database. In a data access page, you can view, add to, edit, and manipulate the data stored in the database. A page can also include data from other sources, such as Excel.).
Show or hide objects defined as hidden by default
Show or hide system objects by default