How to Create a Table Set Default Value for a Column
Access table provide the input source for your database. Tables are very similar to Excel spreadsheets. In fact, you can import your Excel spreadsheets into Access instead of manually re-keying the data all over. Access tables can be customized, sorted, and filtered. As the table is designed, you can specify default value for fields. This value is specified in the table design view in the field properties.
- Open Access 2010 and select a database. Click the “File” tab and select a database from the recently used databases in the File menu. The database opens.
- Right click on a table in the Navigation Pane. Select “Design View.” Select one of the fields in the table and look at the lower field properties.
- Select the “General” tab and change the “Default Value” field to a value you want present in the field. Save the changes by clicking the “Save” icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.