Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Building reports from queries, part of Access 2010: Forms and Reports.
Building a report off 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 the results into the report's…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've 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…just make things more confusing than they really are.…Once you understand what's going on behind-the-scenes, it's often the case that…the hand-built from the ground up really is the way to go.…
In this exercise, I've gone ahead and pre-built a query that totals up our…customer's lifetime spent amount with the Two Trees Olive Oil Company.…Let's go ahead and open up TotalSalesCustomers query.…I'll double-click on it to open it and we'll see that we're getting our first…
- 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. Printing, Tweaking, and Automating
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