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This section contains information on browsing and editing database tables.

Database Overview

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You cannot use the data source browser on a database table that is open in Design view.


Data source browser

The commands for the data source browser are found on the Table Data bar and in context menus.

Selecting records

To select a record in a database table, click the row header, or click a row header, and then use the Up or Down arrow keys.

The following table describes how to select individual elements in the data source browser:

Selection

Action

Record

Click the row header

Several records or removing a selection

Hold down and click the row header

Column

Click the column header

Data field

Click in the data field

Entire table

Click the row header of the column headings


Table Data Bar (editing database tables)

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Allows you to edit, add, or delete records from the database table.

Cutting, copying and pasting data

You can cut, copy, and paste table fields in \<emph\>Data Source\</emph\> view. The Data Source browser also supports the dragging and dropping of table fields, or simple text and numbers from other LibreOffice files.

You cannot drag and drop to Yes/No, binary, image, or counting table fields.

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Drag and drop only works in \<emph\>Edit\</emph\> mode.


Table Data Bar

Use the Table Data bar to control the data view.

Navigating in the Data Source Browser

Use the Form Navigation bar at the bottom of the Data Source view to navigate between different records.

First record

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Go to the first record in the table.

Previous record

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Go to the previous record in the table.

Record number

Type the number of the record that you want to display, and then press Enter.

Next record

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Go to the next record in the table.

Last record

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Go to the last record in the table.

New record

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Inserts a new record into the current table. To create a record, click the asterisk (*) button at the bottom of the table view. An empty row is added at the end of the table.

Number of records

Displays the number of records. For example, "Record 7 of 9(2)" indicates that two records (2) are selected in a table containing 9 records, and that the cursor is in record number 7.

Organizing tables

To access the commands for formatting the table, right-click a column header, or a row header.

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Formats the selected row(s).

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Changes the height of the current row, or the selected rows.

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Deletes the selected row(s).

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Formats the selected column(s).

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Changes the width of the current column, or the selected columns.

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Hides the selected column(s). To display hidden columns, right-click any column header, and then choose Show Columns.

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Displays hidden columns. Choose the column that you want to display from the list, or click All to display all of the hidden columns.

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