How to Create a Table in MySQL Workbench using the GUI

To create a table in the MySQL Workbench GUI:

  1. Under the appropriate database in the left navigation pane, right-click Tables and select Create Table...
  2. Enter the table name, add all column names, their data type, constraints, default values, and any other details as required, then click Apply
  3. Review the SQL statement that will be run against the database and click Apply

The table will now be created, and a message will display advising that the script was successful.

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How to Create a Table in SQL Server

To create a table in SQL Server using the GUI:

  1. Ensuring that the right database is expanded in Object Explorer, right click on the Tables icon and select Table... from the contextual menu
  2. A new table will open in Design view. Add the columns, their data types, and column properties.
  3. Save the table (either from the File menu, or by right-clicking on the table tab and selecting Save Table1)

The table will appear in the Object Explorer under the Tables icon for the applicable database.

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How to Create a Database in SQL Server

To create a database in SQL Server using the GUI:

  1. From the Object Explorer, right click on Databases and select New database...
  2. Name the database, adjust settings if required, then click OK

Once you’ve created the database, you can create tables and other database objects. You can also modify any database properties as required.

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How to Create a Table in Access

To create a table in Microsoft Access 2013 or 2016:

  1. Click CREATE from the Ribbon
  2. Click Table

Here’s what that button looks like on the Ribbon:

Screenshot of the CREATE tab of the Ribbon in Microsoft Access 2013
Clicking the “Table” icon from the “CREATE” tab creates a new table.

Those two steps create a blank table.

Once you’ve created your table, you will need to add fields (these will contain the data). You will also need to specify the type of data that the fields will contain (eg, text, number, date, etc).

You can also add extra rules about the type of data that can be entered into each field (eg, that phone numbers should be entered this way, dates should be entered that way, etc), as well as other properties for each field.

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How to Create a Database in Access

In Microsoft Access 2013 & 2016, you can create a database straight from the Welcome screen or from the work area. You can create either a blank database, or a database from a template.

Create a Blank Database

From the Welcome Screen

When you first open Access, the Welcome screen is displayed. You can create your database straight from here.

  1. Click Blank desktop database
  2. Name the database at the prompt and click Create

Your new database will have one table called “Table1”. You can modify this table to your needs. You can also create new tables and other database objects.

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