Building a report off of an existing query is probably the easiest way to get…a great-looking report that displays some fairly complex information from your database.…By leveraging the power of queries and feeding their results into the Reports…Record source, you'll create a good foundation from which report design becomes…just a matter of dragging and dropping fields into the appropriate locations.…I said this before about Access, but sometimes all of the wizards and automated…object creation features of the program can really get in the way and make things…more confusing than they really are.…
Once you understand what's going on behind the scenes, it's often the case that…hand-built, from the ground up, really is the way to go.…For this exercise, I have gone ahead and pre-built a query called…TotalSalesCustomers.…Let's go ahead and open it up and take a look at it.…This query takes each customer and finds their total lifetime spent with the…company. We also have a field here that shows what state each customer lives in.…
- Designing for the end user
- Organizing form elements
- Formatting a form
- Adding headers
- Linking to external content
- Entering and selecting data
- Adding charts
- Creating a main menu
- Creating a customer form
- Understanding report structure
- Building reports from wizards and queries
- Printing reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating a Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. The User Experience
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