Use Data Entry Forms in Access- Instructions
Use Data Entry Forms in Access: Overview
After creating data entry forms, you can use data entry forms in Access to edit, create, and navigate table records. Navigating within a data entry form is exactly like navigating through records in the datasheet view of a table.
You can use the “Tab” key on your keyboard to move through the data fields. You also have the same “record navigation” buttons in the lower-left corner of the data entry form that you have in the datasheet view of a table. These buttons let you move through the records in the table.
You can also add a new record into the table through the form by clicking the “New Record” button in the lower-left corner of the data entry form. You just need to remember that a data entry form is simply a “face” for your database tables.
Use Data Entry Forms in Access- Instructions: A picture of the “New (blank) record” button within a data entry form in Access.
Use Data Entry Forms in Access: Instructions
- To open a data entry form, double-click the form in the list of forms displayed in the Navigation Pane.
- To navigate through the records in the form, use the record navigation buttons in the lower-left corner of the data entry form.
- If you want to view the first record in the form, click the “First Record” button.
- To view the previous record in the form, click the “Previous Record” button.
- To view the next record in the form, click the “Next Record” button.
- If you want to view the last record in the form, click the “Last Record” button.
- To create a new blank record at the end of the form, click the “New (blank) Record” button.
Use Data Entry Forms in Access: Video Lesson
The following video lesson, titled “Using Forms,” shows you how to use data entry forms in Access. This video lesson on how to use data entry forms in Access is from our complete Access tutorial, titled “Mastering Access Made Easy v.2016-2013.”
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