Chapter 8. Creating and Using Data Entry Forms

In this chapter

  • Learn to create forms

  • Use forms to view and edit data

  • Find the data you need in form view

Your database performs many tasks , and storing data is just one of them. After you have tables, you need a way to enter and modify data. The most efficient way to work with your data is through forms. Forms let you determine what data is displayed and what types of changes you can make to it.

A properly designed form will help you enter data more quickly and accurately. If you're creating an Access application to replace a process that currently uses paper forms, you can design your Access forms to look just like the paper forms. This will help ease the transition from paper to computer. You can also apply rules that limit the type of data the form accepts, which protects the data from some typos and other human errors.

At this point in your adventure, you have a few tables and queries, and now you're ready to advance to forms. In the next section, you'll create a couple of data entry forms for your gardening database using a few of the wizards that come with Access.



Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
Absolute Beginners Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
ISBN: 0789729407
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 124

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