Access Advanced Forms and Interfaces

Access Advanced Forms and Interfaces

1 DayCrawley£220.00+VAT

When used to their full potential, the forms and reports functions within Access can provide a powerful, professional-looking interface that can be used to perform multiple tasks, and make it easier for others to use your database application.

We cover a variety of different form types – including search forms, forms with interactive controls, and forms within forms – and show you how to create and manage an effective navigation switchboard.

If you’re already competent in designing and using Access databases, and able to build queries, this advanced Access training course will enhance your current skill level.


Course Detail

What you’ll learn

By the end of the programme you’ll be able to:

  • Create forms for interactive searching and display of search results
  • Build simplified forms and use forms within forms
  • Create interactive combo and list controls on forms
  • Use macros and simple Visual Basic to make forms interactive
  • Build a navigation system including custom menus and toolbars

What’s covered

Building search forms

  • Creating an unbound form
  • Using text boxes and combos
  • Adding a command button
  • Finding a record using a combo
  • Finding a set of records using a combo
  • Showing results in a new form
  • Changing form properties

Forms With Interactive Controls

  • Changing control types
  • Editing combo properties
  • Interactive combo controls
  • Form controls that appear on command
  • Creating inter-dependent controls
  • Understanding control and form events
  • Applying macro and Visual Basic commands to make it work
  • Hiding and showing a control

Forms within forms

  • Using the form wizard
  • Adding a sub form
  • Creating a subform using “drag and drop”
  • Changing form and subform properties
  • Creating a linked form
  • Checking parent/child properties

Tab controls on forms

  • Creating a multi-table record source
  • Adding a tab control
  • Changing properties
  • Captions and pages

Creating a navigation switchboard

  • Starting the switchboard manager
  • Creating switchboard pages
  • Switchboard properties
  • Customising the switchboard
  • Add commands to switchboard pages
1 DayCrawley£220.00+VAT