Defining fields in Table View
Use the following steps to create or change fields in a new or existing database.
Note  To have fields that you define in Table View display on a layout, you must select the Add newly defined fields to current layout preference before you define the fields. See Setting layout preferences.
In Table View, click the Create Field column heading and type a name for the first field.
See About choosing a field type.
To add a second field, click + in the column heading.
A new field is added to the database and is displayed as the last column in Table View.
See About naming fields.
See Setting options for fields.
Note  To add an existing field to a layout, switch to Layout mode and drag a field from the Field tool Field tool. See Placing and removing fields on a layout.
Related topics 
Defining fields in the Field Picker dialog box
Defining fields in the Manage Database dialog box