OpenOffice Tutorial: Add a field to a table
- To add a field to a table, first make sure you are in the tables view by clicking on the "Tables" icon here.
- Afterwards, you should see the list of available tables here. Just right click on the table you want to edit.
- The context menu should open. Now, look for the "Edit" option and click on it once.
- This should cause the design view to appear.
- Next, add a new field to this table by clicking on the cell below the last field name. Afterwards, type in a name for this new field.
- Once you're done, click once here beside the field name to choose a field type.
- Next, click on the down arrow that appears to see a list of field types that you can choose from.
- Just click on the choice you want.
- Great, we have added a new field named "Date of Birth"
- Just click here on the diskette icon to save the changes we've made to this table.
- Afterwards, click on this "X" icon to exit the design view for the table.
- Now, double-click on the table's name to check if the field we have made has been added.
- Good. Notice that the new field is presently located here.
- Congratulations! You have learned how add a field to an existing table.
by Kaj Kandler
Add a field to a table
This screencast demonstrates how to add a field to a table. You learn:
- How to go to the design view of a table.
- How to add a new field.
- How to save the changes in the table.
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