Access Chapter 4
Creating Reports and Forms
You will have mastered the material in this project when you can:
One of the advantages to maintaining data in a database is the ability to present the data in attractive reports and forms. Reports represent formatted printouts of data in a database. The data can come from one or more tables. FOrms on the other hand, are usually viewed on the screen, although they can be printed. They often are used to view specific data and also may be used to update data. Similar to a report, the data can come from one or more tables. This chapter shows how to create reports and forms by creating two reports and a form. There are several ways to create a report and a form. The most common is to use the Report or Form Wizard to create an initial report or form. If the layout created by the Wizard is satisfactory, you are done. If not, you can use either Layout view or Design view to customize the report or form. In this chapter, you will use Layout view for this purpose. In later chapters, you will learn how to use the design view.
- Read pages AC 233 though 284
- Complete all of the exercises. (the "Red Dot" problems)
- After the chapter exercises are completed, do the Apply Your Knowledge page AC 285, Extend Your Knowledge, Page AC 287 and Make it Right, Page AC 288.
- Complete Labs 1, 2, and 3, starting on page AC 289
- Complete Cases and Places 1 through 5 on pages AC 295 - 296