Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding VBA function basics, part of Access 2013: Tips & Tricks.
…Access ships with many built in functions that you can use…to modify the data that is stored in your data tables.…Occasionally, however, these won't be enough to…calculate exactly what you need, or perhaps…you just want to save a complex calculation to use it over and over again.…In these cases, you'll want to create your own custom functions in Visual Basic.…To get started with this, we'll need to create a new module by going…to the Create tab, and over here on the far right, I'll click on Module.…That'll open it up in Visual Basic.…Now, Visual Basic is where we're going to type…any programming code that we have in our database.…
Over here on the left, I'm going to give my module a new name.…By default, it comes in as Module 1.…So in this Properties box, I'm going to…type in the name, is going to be MyFunctions.…And press Enter.…If you don't see the Properties box, you're just going to want to come up…here into the toolbar, and press this…button here to reveal the Properties window.…Next, we're going to come into this text box that is open here.…
- Creating a kiosk experience
- Hiding the ribbon
- Creating cascading combo boxes
- Working with hidden objects
- Creating a separate back end
- Building a dynamic reporting tool
- Writing custom functions in Visual Basic
- Distributing your application
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating a Start-up Experience
2. Creating Cascading Combo Boxes
3. Working with Hidden Objects
4. Working with Split Databases
Creating a back end3m 44s
5. Creating a Dynamic Reporting Tool
6. Aiding the End User
7. Writing Custom Functions in Visual Basic
8. Distributing Your Application
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