Adding Form Records

In Access XP adding form records may seem confusing at first. This free lesson offers step-by-step instructions.

Adding records using the enter and view Contact Types form

On the second page of the Contacts form, a field appears called Contact Type. This field is a drop-down menu list that contains only one entry—Family—when the contact management database is downloaded from This field tells the database that the record entered is a family member.

Contact Type Field on the Contacts Form

We previously talked about how you could separate your contacts into different categories, such as family, friends, relatives, companies, and recruiters. The Contact Types form, which provides input to the Contact Types table, accepts these definitions.

This form illustrates how different tables interact with each other in the database. When you enter a new record in the Contact Types table, it will appear in the Contact Types field when a record is added or changed using the Contacts form.

To display the Contact Types Form: