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Even if you didn’t set data validation for a field during
table design in Microsoft Access, you can still validate data through the
form’s Validation Rule property.

For instance, suppose you want to ensure that
the right data is entered in the Gender field. With the form in design view,
follow these steps to make sure that data related to gender goes into the
Gender field:

  1. Right-click
    the Gender field and select Properties.
  2. Click
    the Data tab.
  3. Enter the following code for the Validation Rule property:
  4. M Or F
  5. Enter the following text in the Validation text box:
Type M for Male or F for Female

If the user tries to type anything other than an M or F,
Access will display the message “Type M for Male or F for Female” in
the Validation text box.