Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the subform control, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- Subform controls allow you to create…linked-table like displays of information…that are related to a main topic.…We saw an example of a subform briefly…in the beginning of this course…when we used the Form Wizard…to display a list of all the orders…that included a specific product.…Let's now duplicate that form manually…using the Subform control.…We can start by going up to the Create tab…and starting a new form in Design View.…First, we need to link its data source.…So, in the Property Sheet,…I'm going to go the Data tab,…and go to the Record Source here,…and choose the Products Table.…
Then, we can go over here to…Add Existing Fields…and add in a couple of fields.…I'm going to take ProductID…and double-click on it,…and I'm going to double-click on Name.…Let's go ahead and make both of these a little wider.…I'll select them both…and then drag open the edges here a little bit…and then I'll use my arrow keys…to move them up to the top of the screen.…Okay, now subforms, they take up a lot…of screen real estate.…That makes them a perfect candidate…
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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