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A datasheet form lets you show information from more than one record at a time. The data is arranged in rows and columns and multiple records are displayed at a time. A datasheet is the visual representation of the data contained in a table, or of the results returned by a query. It displays the fields for each record from a table or query result in a tabular (row and column) format, as shown here.

Employees table in Datasheet view

Create a datasheet form

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click the table or query that contains the data that you want to see on the form.

  2. On the Create tab, in the Forms group, click More Forms, and then click Datasheet.

    Access creates the form and displays it in Datasheet view. You can immediately start changing the data in the various fields and records.

To learn more about all the ways you can use and format datasheet forms, see the article Working with datasheets.

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