This section contains information on browsing and editing database tables.

Yfirlit um gagnagrunna


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:



Taka upp

Click the row header

Several records or removing a selection

Hold down and click the row header


Click the column header


Click in the data field

Ă–ll sĂ­Ă°an

Click the row header of the column headings

Table Data toolbar (editing table data)


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

Cutting, copying and pasting data

You can cut, copy, and paste records in Data Source view. The Data Source browser also supports the dragging and dropping of records, or text and numbers from other LibreOffice files.

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


Drag and drop only works in Edit mode.


Notaðu Töflugagnastikuna til að stýra ásýnd gagna.

Navigating in the Data Source Browser

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

Fyrsta færsla


Go to the first record in the table.

Fyrri færsla


Go to the previous record in the table.


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

Næsta færsla


Go to the next record in the table.

Síðasta færsla


Go to the last record in the table.



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.

Snið töflu

Formats the selected row(s).

Hæð raðar

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

Eyða röðum

Deletes the selected row(s).

Snið dálks

Formats the selected column(s).


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

Fela dálka

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

Sýna dálka

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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