What verb should be used for adding an entry/row to a table in a database - which is NOT "add"?


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  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because ELL doesn't do variable name suggestions for programming contexts. Mar 29, 2020 at 17:49
  • @FumbleFingersReinstateMonica It is not really a variable name, that just happens to be the situation I am in.
    – Marvin
    Mar 29, 2020 at 18:27
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the answer is well defined in database documentation.
    – CJ Dennis
    Mar 29, 2020 at 23:26
  • @CJDennis Which database documentation?
    – Marvin
    Mar 29, 2020 at 23:50
  • @Marvin All of them.
    – CJ Dennis
    Mar 29, 2020 at 23:56

2 Answers 2


You can enter data.

I entered some data into the spreadsheet.

From Lexico


3 Write or key (information) in a book, computer, etc.

  • Also, you can extend a table, when you add a row or column. Mar 29, 2020 at 18:54
  • After some criteria have been met beyond just typing it in, you might say "accept". Mar 29, 2020 at 19:43

INSERT, if you want to be technical about it.

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