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Chapter 4. Working with Access Databases... > Understanding the Properties of Tabl...

Understanding the Properties of Tables and Fields

Before you add a table to a database that you have created or to one of the sample databases supplied with Access, you need to know the terms and conventions that Access uses to describe the structure of a table and the fields that contain the table's data items. With Access, you specify properties of tables and fields.

Properties of Access tables apply to the table as a whole. Entering table properties is optional. You enter properties of tables in text boxes of the Table Properties window (see Figure 4.5), which you display by clicking the toolbar's Properties button in Table Design view. Brief descriptions of the ten basic properties of Access tables, all of which are optional, follow:


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