Enter empty string into an access database field

How do I enter an empty string into an access database. I usually enter data manually in table view but I do not know how to enter and empty string into a blank field.
DColinAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Are you using a Sql update statement to populate the fields?

Set colname = null

Or

Set colname =''

If you are manually entering then just tab to the next field

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you don't put anything.. the field must allow for null data.
DColinAuthor Commented:
yo_bee

 "If you are manually entering then just tab to the next field"

Will this enter an empty string "" into the field?

David Johnson

Am I correct in thinking that if I do not put anything into the field it will put a db null into the field. I want to put an empty string into the field.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Is there a difference between a null string and a dbnull?
DColinAuthor Commented:
David Johnson

"Is there a difference between a null string and a dbnull? "

It is my understanding that dbnull is the absence of a value and empty string is the presence of a value, that value being nothing.

It is easy to assign an empty string to an Access db field programmatically. I want to know how to do it manually.
Don ThomsonCommented:
Just set the default text field to "           "  - use whatever number of spaces that you need to format your field.

A null field can be also be set as ""  with no spaces.  An empty field then can be a null OR "". While an empty string can be a null or a ""  it doesn't hold that an empty string is always a Null  or ""
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