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Chapter 5. Make a Simple Database > Enter data into the database

Enter data into the database

Your next task in a database is to "enter data," which means to type in the information. It's so easy.

Enter the first address

  1. Click in the "First Name" field. You should see the insertion point flashing, which is your visual clue that the computer is ready for you to type. So type the first name of the person whose information you want in your database.

  2. Now, you could pick up the mouse and click in the next field, the one for "Last Name." But the easier thing to do is hit the Tab key, which will send the insertion point to the next field.

    So hit the Tab key, type the last name, then hit the Tab key again.

  3. Continue through the rest of the fields, typing and tabbing. If you don't have information for one of the fields, just skip it (Tab twice). You can always come back next week and fill it in, or change or delete any information.

    After everything is filled in, your database should look something like this:


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