Lesson 1.15. Tour of a Report
Figure 1-26. Printed reports
Managers like paper. Don't try explaining anything to themthey'll want to see it in printed hardcopy first. Fortunately, with a report, you can print database information from tables and queries and satisfy the demands of even the most paper-hungry supervisor. Although you can print table and query information directly from their datasheets, reports give you many more formatting and display options. Reports can be a simple list of records in a table or a complex presentation that includes calculations, graphicseven charts!
Reports are the most static of all the database objects. Unlike tables and forms, which allow user interaction, reports just sit there, waiting to be printed.
This lesson is your report primer. You won't get a chance to actually create a report in this lesson, but you will get a chance to look at an existing report. Here's how to open a report: