CCNC/CCNC Module 5/Designing and creating tables/Basic Table Operations/Open A Table

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Tutorial.png Basic Table Operations 

Creating a Table | Design a Table | Open a Table | Add Records | Edit a Table | Navigate a Table | Close a Table | Delete a Table | Self Assessment | Summary & FAQs

Opening an existing Table

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Upon completion of this tutorial the learner will be able to:
  • Identify and use three different methods to open a table
  • Close a table

As with many tasks within OpenOffice Base there are many ways to do the same task. When opening an existing table for data entry you could choose any of the following methods;

Remember: If you want to change the design of a table this is known as Editing. So instead of choosing Open to add or edit data, choose Edit to make changes to the design.

Right Click

Figure 1. Method One: Right click

Use the right mouse button and click on the table to be opened. Select Open from the pop-up menu.


Figure 2. Method Two: Toolbar

Select the table to be opened and push the open button on the toolbar.

File Menu

Figure 3. Method Three: File Menu

Select the table to be opened and from the File menu choose Open.

Close the Table

Figure 4. Close

To close a table simply go to the File menu and choose close. This will close the table, if any changes have been made a prompt will appear asking the save the changes.

Test your knowledge

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Opening a table


1. There are three methods to open a table?

Absolutely Correct!
Incorrect, there are three available methods. Click here to review the topic.

2. When closing a table you could lose your changes?

Incorrect, you will be prompted to save if changes exist. Click here to review the topic.
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