How to Create a Data Input Form in Access

Updated April 17, 2017

Microsoft Access is a database that stores information. You can use Access to create data input forms. Forms allow you to store, manage and view the information in a database. Once you create a form, you can modify it by adding such items as fields and text boxes. You can also create subforms by adding one form to another one. Once you create an access database, you can use the Form Tool in Access to create a single item form.

Start Microsoft Access. This will open the Getting Started with Microsoft Office Access window.

Click "Blank Database" on the "New" tab in the Backstage view.

Specify a file name for your form in the "File Name" box.

Click "Create." This will open a blank database for you to work with.

Click the table or query in the Navigation Pane, which contains the information you want to display in the form.

Click the "Create" tab and then click "Form."

Click the "Home" tab and then click "View" > "Form View" to edit the fields in the form.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Access 2010
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Residing in Durham, N.C., Qiana Eaglin has been writing technical documentation for software companies since 2003. She received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Morgan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. She writes for eHow and Trails Travel.