Chapter 20: Presenting Data with Access Reports


Looking at the different types of Access reports

Creating reports with a Report Wizard

Creating a report from scratch

Improving the form's appearance

It's hard to underestimate the importance of reports in database applications. Many people who never work with an Access application in person use reports created by Access. A lot of maintenance work on database projects involves creating new and enhancing existing reports. Access is well known and respected for its powerful reporting features.

Reports provide the most flexible way of viewing and printing summarized information. They display information with the desired level of detail, while enabling you to view or print your information in many different formats. You can add multilevel totals, statistical comparisons, and pictures and graphics to a report.

In this chapter, you learn to use the Report Wizard as a starting point. You also learn how to create reports and what types of reports you can create with Access.

On the Web

In this chapter, you create new reports using the Report Wizard and by creating a blank report without using a wizard. You use tables created in previous chapters. The Chapter20.accdb database file on the book's website contains the completed reports described in this chapter.

Introducing Reports

Reports present a customized view of your data. Report output is viewed onscreen or printed to provide a hard copy of the data. Very often, reports ...

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