In the Table Design window you define new tables or edit the structure of an existing table.
The window has its own menu bar. It also contains the following new command: Index Design
This area is where you define the table structure.
Specifies the name of the data field. The database engine may impose restrictions on the length of the table name, and the use of special characters and spaces within the table name.
Specifies the field type. The available field types are limited by the database engine being used.
Specifies an optional description for each field.
The row headers contain the following context menu commands:
Cuts the selected row to the clipboard.
Copies the selected row to the clipboard.
Pastes the content of the clipboard.
Deletes the selected row.
Inserts an empty row above the current row, if the table has not been saved. Inserts an empty row at the end of the table if the table has already been saved.
If this command has a check mark, the data field is defined as a primary key. By clicking the command you activate/deactivate the primary key definition of the field. The command is only visible if the data source supports primary keys.
Defines the field properties of the currently selected field.
Specifies the maximum number of characters allowed for data entry of the corresponding data field including any spaces or special characters.
Specifies the number of decimal places for a numerical field or decimal field.
Specifies the value that is the default in new data records.
Displays a sample of the format code of the field by applying it to the default value. Select the format code with the Format Field button.
This button opens the Format Field dialogue box.
Displays a help string or hint defined by the database designer for the given field.