Displaying Data – The Form One way to start a form is to use the Form Wizard Let’s create a form for our Real Estate database, for the Listings table (we’ll do a little bit of our Activity but not all of it)
Forms Continued Now go back into Design View to edit the form Resize windows Move fields around Many more properties / controls available
Toolbox Basic Controls Label controls – headings, labels, captions, instructions Text Box controls – data is displayed or entered here Toggle buttons, option / radio buttons, check boxes Option group – contains multiple toggle buttons
Toolbox Basic Controls List box – a pull down menu which is always down Combo box – a pull down menu which you must pull down, and also lets you add an option that is not on the list When working with forms, notice Table button (or Field List), Toolbox button, and Wizard button in Toolbox
Sample Form Let’s try another example Create a form using Name text 50, Married Yes/No, Employed Yes/No, Home Owner Yes/No, City text 50, and State text 2 Make Name a text box, Married a toggle button, Employed a check box, Home Owner an option button, City a combo box, and State a list box
Sample Form Click on Add Existing Fields button. If you can’t click on this, click on Properties and set Record Source to appropriate table Make sure Use Control Wizards button is pressed Click on ab| (Text Box), then click and drag on Name field Click on Toggle Button, then click and drag on Married field Now put a caption or a picture in the toggle button using Properties
Properties Pretty much everything in Access has a list of properties associated with it To display properties, you can click on View Properties from the menu bar Or you can right click on an item Let’s look at some properties
Creating a Form Using Multiple Tables Create form for main table On toolbox, click on subform button (make sure the Wizard button is pressed) Answer the wizard’s questions
Forms Continued Note – if you change the data on the form, you are changing it in the database! You can use the form for entering new data You can create a form for a query and if you enter new data on the query form, it changes the data in the table! Let’s stop here and try our activity
Parts of a Report A report has the following parts: – Report header (one per report) – Page header (one per page) – Detail (each line of information) – Page footer (one per page) – Report footer (one per report)
ABC Monthly Report (page header) EmployeeIDExpenseJob Title Jones123$134.40Engineer(detail section) Smith234$333.22Programmer Zygote345$123.33Analyst April 19, 2007 (page footer)
Creating a Report Use the Wizard to create a report Here are the first questions:
Creating a Report Do you want to group items in your report? For example, do you want to group by job title?
Creating a Report Or maybe you want to group them by city?
Creating a Report For the remaining fields, do you want them in any particular order?
Creating a Report Finally, do you want a total of all salaries? Click on Summary Options and get this:
Creating a Report What kind of report layout would you like?
Creating a Report Finally, you may have to go into Design View to “clean up” the report
Let’s Try an Example Using the Real Estate database, create a report which uses the fields from the Listings table and includes the Listing Number, Address, City, Frame Type and Taxes. Group by City. Total the Taxes. Let’s say the report is done but now you want to add the average of all taxes to the report footer? How do we do that? =avg([Taxes])
Creating a Switchboard To add buttons to the Switchboard, click on New
Creating a Switchboard Then enter the name you want to appear on the Switchboard, what the Switchboard operation is, and where the form/ or report is coming from. Note: queries have to first be turned into reports. Let’s try an example. Open Real Estate database and make a simple form, a simple report, and a report based upon a query. How do you make it so the switchboard is the first thing to open when a user runs Access?
Switchboard as Default Click on the File tab in the upper-left corner Click on Options in bottom of the menu on the left side of the screen Click on Current Database on left margin Under the Display Form option, select Switchboard from the drop-down list Now when someone opens this database, the switchboard will automatically pop up
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