The Access Object Model

At the top of the Access object model is, of course, the Application object. The next level down in the hierarchy are the three objects you'll be working with most. While these objects have much in common, they are designed for different tasks:

  • The Form object is used for the entry and editing of data.

  • The Report object is used to display formatted data that cannot be edited.

  • The DataAccessPage object combines the abilities of forms and reports for data entry, editing, and display. It is designed for use in a Web browser.

In most cases, the forms, reports, and data access pages you work with will already exist, whether created by you or someone else. Your task as a developer is to automate these existing objects to achieve ...

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