how to change multiple rows in a table

Posted on 2004-11-05
Last Modified: 2009-02-18
I am using access directly. No code is being used. When I have a table open, how do I change the field of multiple rows.  I can select multiple rows, but cannot find a way to update a field for all those rows.  Example: Fields hello, color, istrue  Question: How would I set multiple rows color field to say, 12345.

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Question by:grknight

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    Access version is XP
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    Set up a query that pulls the records you want.
    Then change that to an update query.
    In the "Update to" section of it, put you new value.
    It will change that field to your new value for all the records that apply.

    Hope that helps

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