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How to INSERT COLUMN in Access Databaes

Posted on 2007-04-03
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hello,
opened ms Access (2000)
opened xl spreadsheet into Access ( as I wish the spreadsheet to become a database)
Cannot insert a new field in form view (no button or menu item to do this and
cannot insert a new column in list view ( "insert column" is grayed out)
vot to do?
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Question by:rhg1
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by:TheSloath
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You've been into Design View of the Table?
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by:rhg1
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thanks Sloath
further - it seems i can't make some adjustments as my tbel is linked to access
didn't want this can I unlink?
can I establish a data key now that teh database is already set up?
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by:rhg1
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I MEANT linked to excel. i don't want an excel table in access. i want teh spreadsheet to become the access database. i f i follow the instructions in help to unlink the excel spreadsheet, the table is deleted
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Import the XLS rather than linking it(File|Get External Data|Import).

Then you will be able to change the resultant table as you wish.
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