Defining database fields
A field is the basic unit of data entry in a record. To define a new field, you give it a name. Then you select options that determine how the fields interprets, enters, calculates, stores, and displays data.
After defining a field, you can set validation, auto entry, and storage options. See Setting options for fields for more information on setting these options.
Tip  Click Print to print the field definitions from your database.
Topics in this section
About naming fields
About choosing a field type
Defining text fields
Defining number fields
Defining date fields
Defining time fields
Defining timestamp fields
Defining container fields
Defining calculation fields
Defining summary fields