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access lesson 2 vocab

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Alphanumeric data-
A combination of numbers and text alphanumeric data
AutoNumber
A field that automatically adds a unique number to the primary key field for each record in the table auto number
Blank Database template-
Creates a database with no objects in it blank database template
Data type
The kind of data that you can enter in the field, such as numbers or text, or a combination of numbers and text data type
Default Value property-
- Enters the same field value in a field every time a new record is added to the table
Description property
An optional field property that you can use to describe what to enter in the field
Design grid
The field names and data types appear in the in the top half of the Table window design grid
Design view
In this view, you can add, delete, and make changes to the way that fields store data design view
Field properties pane-
The bottom half of the Table window that displays field properties field properties pane
Field property
Describes a field's contents beyond the field's basic data type, such as indicating the number of characters the field can store field property
Field Size property
Sets the number of characters you can store in a Text, Number, or AutoNumber field size property
Format property-
Use the Format property to specify how you want Access to display numbers, dates, times, and text format property
Primary key
The field that contains a unique field value for each record in the table primary key
Required property
Specifies whether you must enter a field value in a record required property
Template
Creates the database and one or more table, query, form, and report objects that you use to enter and view data template