Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Creating a report, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
(mid-tempo electronic notes)…- I hope you were able to create an attractive form…that organized the requested information.…Here's how I would go about the challenge.…First, I would take a look at the Employees table…to make sure that I understand the fields…that we're looking for here.…So, I'm going to pull in the First and Last name…of my employees, and here's the Department field…that we were asked to sort by.…You also need the HireDate, so I can get their tenure,…so I can sort appropriately.…Let's go ahead and use those fields in our report.…Let's go ahead and close out the Employees table,…and go start a new Report in Design view,…and in the Property Sheet, I'm gonna connect…that data source here to the Employees table.…
Next, I'll set up my grouping levels,…so I'll turn on the grouping and sorting if it's not there,…and we'll add a group based off of the Department here.…Then, below that, I want my employees to be sorted…based off of their HireDate,…so I'll select that from the Sort field.…And now I need to look at this,…
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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