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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Access 2002 in 21 Days by Craig Eddy, Paul Cassel, Jon Price

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Chapter 5. Simple Forms

Forms are for data entry, editing, and viewing data that’s in tables. There are two reasons for using forms in your database application:

  • Most people prefer and are used to seeing data in a form. Thus a form can increase people’s comfort level with a computer application.

  • Forms have facilities for data filtering, automation, and validation beyond that which is possible using tables or queries alone.

Forms consist of a blank work area, the form itself, and various controls existing on the form. Form controls can display fields for editing or consist of tools for various kinds of automation.

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Although you can do most, if not all, of your data entry directly into tables, by using forms you gain more control ...

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