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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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What Forms Will You Use?

As explained in Lesson 1, forms are data entry tools. You can arrange fields from several tables on a form and easily enter data into those fields on a single screen. For instance, a time sheet form for an employee might contain fields from the Employees, Projects, and Work Code tables. Figure 2.2 shows such a form.

Figure 2.2. A form can be the link between several tables.

When thinking about what forms you'll need, the question is really "what actions will I perform?" The following list describes some actions that may require a form:

  • Hiring employees (and entering their information in the database)

  • Selling goods ...

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