Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding charts, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports in Depth.
- The chart control can give insight…into your business' metrics by presenting a dynamic,…graphical view of your data,…that changes as your database grows.…Unlike exporting data to Excel, and graphing there,…creating your graphs directly within Access…maintains the live, always updated link…to your data tables and queries.…Further, pairing a chart with a query…gives you all the flexibility of adding query criteria…to instantly refine the chart's data set.…In this movie, we're going to create a chart object,…and in the next movie, we're going to…bring this chapter full circle,…and incorporate some other form controls…that will take user input to alter the chart's perimeters.…
Now I'd like to mention up front,…that the chart object uses a rather old interface…called Microsoft Graph, and it hasn't been updated…in quite a few versions.…They can be a little wonky to use,…and it might take a few tries to get something usable.…So with that caveat out of the way, let's get started.…First, I wanna create a query that will…
Then the course dives into reports: creating efficient and readable layouts, grouping data into categories, tying reports to queries, and using conditional formatting rules to highlight key takeaways from the data. Finally, Adam demonstrates how to link forms and reports together and print your results, and introduces unique ways to save time filling out paperwork and generating form letters.
- Creating forms with the Form Wizard
- Aligning form controls
- Adding buttons, links, and attachments to forms and reports
- Building database navigation elements
- Grouping and sorting data in reports
- Building reports from queries or wizards
- Calculating fields
- Linking forms and reports
- Printing and exporting reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating an Employee Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. Linking Forms and Reports: Creating a Profit Summary
7. Printing and Exporting Reports
Printing reports5m 27s
8. Populating Business Documents
Next steps1m 4s
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