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Day 4. Building a Database and Organizing Data > Writing Data into a Database

Writing Data into a Database

The easiest method of entering data is to open the table, put your cursor into the proper cell, and just start typing. This is a great method if all your data consists of only a word or two, but if you need to enter long sentences or lists you're going to be doing a lot of horizontal scrolling to see your text. Horizontal scrolling is a royal pain in the butt, so there must be a better way.

There are four primary methods for getting data into a database. The first, typing information directly into the cells, is the most basic, but let's look at some others.


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