Chapter 18

Creating a Database Report

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Creating a report with the Report Wizard

check Displaying and printing reports

check Modifying the appearance of a report

check Erasing a report

Data is useless if you can’t understand what it means, so that’s why Access lets you create reports. A report simply provides a printed version of your data arranged in some useful way.

One report can dig through your data and print a list of your top ten salespeople. Another report might print out the top ten products you sold last year. Reports simply provide a way to make sense of your data and print it so you can examine your data on paper.

Using the Report Wizard

The easiest way to create a report is to use the Report Wizard, which guides you step by step through arranging and selecting which data to print on a report. To use the Report Wizard, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Create tab.
  2. In the Reports group, click the Report Wizard icon.

    The Report Wizard dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 18-1.

  3. Click in the Tables/Queries list box and choose the table or query that contains the data you ...

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