Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding report structure, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports in Depth.
- The structure that Access uses…to assemble the reports on the page…is kind of like building a layer cake,…or maybe even blueprints for a skyscraper.…There are multiple sections…that get designed one time each…and then Access uses that blueprint over and over again,…as it needs them for each section…of the report.…Let's take a look at how this works.…Right now I'm back in the KinetEco database,…and I've got a query that I just built…called Orders by Region.…If I run it, we can see that it counts up…all of our orders that appeared…in each region for each year.…So for instance, in 2008 in the Midwest region,…we had two different divisions that had orders.…
Three orders in the East North Central division,…and two orders in the West North Central division.…In the Northeast region in 2008,…we only had one division, Mid-Atlantic, with nine orders.…Let's go ahead and build a report off of this data.…Let's go ahead and close out the query.…And with the Orders by Region query still selected…in my Navigation pane over here,…
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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