Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Building the form, part of Access 2010: Queries.
The first step in creating a reporting tool is to build the form.…Here is where the end user will input the parameters that they're interested in…reviewing on the reports.…Let's go ahead open up our Chapter 7 custom group and I'll open up the…frm_Blank file that I've already started.…This basically has some images and some color formatting already applied.…Change this into Design View by clicking the Design View button here in the top,…and we need to add a couple of drop- down menus for the user to select from.…The first one will be the Geographic Division and the second one will be the Year.…
We can add combo boxes using this button up here in the Controls section of the Design Ribbon.…We'll select Combo Box and add one to our form.…This will open up the Combo Box Wizard and it presents us with two options.…Neither of these options are going to be exactly what we're looking for,…but we'll step through them a few steps and we'll see why neither of these will work.…The first option is I want the combo box to get values from another table or query.…
- Naming conventions and best practices
- Working with joins
- Using comparison operators
- Defining criteria for select queries
- Creating parameter queries
- Creating calculated fields
- Working with dates and times
- Using the Expression Builder
- Creating conditional statements
- Making, deleting and appending records
- Building reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Queries in Access
2. Creating Simple Select Queries
3. Creating Parameter Queries
Creating a combo box4m 30s
4. Applying Aggregate Calculations (aka Totals Queries)
5. Working with Dates in Queries
6. Understanding Conditional Statements
7. Linking It All Together
8. Alternative Query Types
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