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OpenOffice Tutorial: Set a field as a required field

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Set a field as a required field
  1. It is possible to set a field as a "required" field so that a record should always have that field filled out.
  2. To do this first move you mouse over the name of the table where the field you want to edit is located.
  3. Then, right-click over its name.
  4. On the menu that opens, click on the option "Edit"
  5. Once the table design view opens, look for the field you want to edit and then click once on its row to select it.
  6. Now, look here on the field properties. You should see the "Entry Required" option. The default setting here is "No." Click on this down arrow to change this.
  7. Just click on "Yes" on the list that opens, to set the field as a required field.
  8. Great! Now, save the changes you made by clicking once here on the save button.
  9. A warning may appear telling you that the column might have to be recreated. Just click on "Yes" to continue with the change.
  10. Once done, close the table design view by clicking on this "X" icon.
  11. Congratulations! You have learned how to set a field as a required field.

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Set a field as a required field

This screencast demonstrates how to set a as a required field. You learn:

  • How to open a for editing.
  • How to select a field.
  • How to edit a field's properties to make it a required field.
  • Hot to save the changes made to the table.

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