You can use a form to update your data.
New data entered in the form…
…will be stored in the table that the form is based on.
If you need to make minor updates to your data, you can do this by using the same forms that you use to enter data.
There are other tools you can use to make bulk updates to data, such as append and update queries, but this course focuses on minor updates to your data.
Suppose that you've read an article about one of the recording artists in your database, Deborah Poe, and you want to update her information.
You can use a form to browse to the record you want to change, and then type new information.
In this case, you've learned that Ms. Poe was born in 1945, and that although she's spent lots of time in New Orleans, she considers Natchez to be her hometown. So you update the record for Ms. Poe.
By default, a record is saved in this database as soon as you move to the next record. When in doubt, you could click Save Record on the Records menu, but that isn't necessary for this database.
To verify that the changes are reflected in the table that the form is based on, you could view the Recording Artists table.
Note In a more complex form, you may find that some records can't be updated, or you may be presented with a drop-down list box in which you can't type new information. Refer to the Quick Reference Card for more information on working with forms.