Text fields can store any kind of character data, including letters, numbers, and punctuation. Examples of Text fields include addresses, comments, and phone numbers. (Because phone numbers generally include non-numeric characters, such as minuses and parentheses, they are better represented as Text fields than as Number fields. In fact, any field that can contain a mixture of numeric and non-numeric characters should be a Text field.) The table below shows the names and descriptions of the Text fields you'll create for the Main layout.
In the Define Database dialog box (see page 10), enter Account Type in the Field Name box, select Text from the Type drop-down list, and click Create. Repeat this procedure to create the other Text fields in the table.