they may also be generated by web forms and Shopping Cart purchases, you
may manually create new data tables by clicking on the “Create New
Data Table” button from the DB Manager Menu.
Name and Number of Fields
In this step, create a name for the database and specify the number of
key fields it should have.
What is the name for this table?
You can name your database table anything you like, so long as it does
not exceed 25 characters in length, and does not use numbers or spaces,
however you may use underscores to represent spaces.
How many fields will this table contain?
The “fields” in a given table are the titles of each column
of data (i.e. First Name).
the table has been named and the number of fields have been specified,
you must enter names for the fields, and specify their characteristics.
Novices who are unsure about what some of these options mean should input
their field names and leave the default selections as set by default.
This will insure proper operation.
Name: A field is essentially a column of data, its name is that
column’s title (i.e. First_Name). Like the name of the table itself,
these names may not contain spaces, but underscores may be used in the
place of spaces.
Type and Length: Those familiar with mySQL may specify each field’s
type. Otherwise, the type and length should remain set to CHAR and 255,
Value: If new records are placed in the table that lack data
in certain fields, the field’s Default Value will be inserted in
place of the missing data.