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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Creating a Report Using the Report Wizard

Whew! If you've built all of rptAdministration from scratch, you can see why even Access pros like to use the Report Wizard, at least to get a running headstart. The wizard can create the same report (or one very similar to it) that took much work by hand, with just a few clicks of the mouse. But because our purpose is pedagogical, we'll go slowly through it and take a few detours so you can understand how the wizard works and what it offers.

Collecting Data

Because the Report Wizard works so seamlessly, it's difficult to see that you're accomplishing essentially two different tasks. First, you create a query; second, using the query as a record source, you build a report.

So let's begin to unveil the ...

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