For information about entering new data in a database, see the article Add one or more records to a database.
You can use the commands on the Datasheet tab, or you can open the table in Design view.
Instead, a typical Access database is a a collection of tables, plus a set of objects built around those tables — forms, reports, queries, and so on.
In addition, those objects must adhere to a set of design principles or the database will either work poorly or fail altogether.
Microsoft Office Access 2007 provides a number of tools for updating existing records, including datasheets, forms, queries, find-and-replace, and the new Data Collection feature.
As you proceed, remember that updating data is not the same process as entering new data.
In turn, those design principles affect how you enter data.
Remember these facts about database objects and design as you proceed.
When you design a database table, you select a data type for each of the fields in that table, a process that helps ensure more accurate data entry.
For example, suppose you specify the Number data type for a field because you need to calculate sales figures.