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Access 2003: Adding & Deleting Records

Access 2003: Adding & Deleting Records

There’s an old database adage that goes something like, “Garbage In. Garbage Out.” Not terribly profound, but definitely accurate. The data in your database is only as good as the data you enter (or delete).

Adding Records

Lucky for us, Access makes adding a new record terribly easy.

Adding a Record Using the Standard Toolbar
     
  1. Click the New Record command on the Standard toolbar
     
Adding a Record Using the Record Selector Toolbar
     
  1. Click the New Record command on the Record Selector Toolbar
     
Adding a Record While Typing
     
  1. Click in the last cell of the last record
  2.  
  3. Press [TAB]

Deleting Records

Deleting records is almost as easy as adding them.

Deleting a Record Using the Standard toolbar
     
  1. Select the record you want to delete
     
  2.  
  3. Click the Delete command on the Standard toolbar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Delete Record
     
Deleting a Record Using the Keyboard
     
  1. Select the record you want to delete
     
  2.  
  3. Press [DELETE]
     
  4.  
  5. Click Yes