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Chapter 2. Defining Fields > Create the Date Field

Create the Date Field

Date fields are used to record dates. Although you could also use a Text field to store dates, only a Date field will sort dates properly, make them readily searchable, and enable you to easily use them in date-based calculations.

Create a single Date field named Date. The field will be used to record the date of each trip. Because we want to be able to rapidly sort the database on this field, go to the Storage tab of the Options dialog box and set Indexing to All. We’ll also set the default value for this field to the date on which each new record is created, as described below.


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