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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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What Reports Will You Want to Produce?

A report satisfies your need for information about your data. It's usually printed (unlike tables and forms, which are usually used on-screen). For instance, you may want a report of all people who have not paid their membership dues, or all accounts with a balance owed of more than $1,000. (You can find this information with a Query, too, as you'll learn in Lesson 19.)

A report is usually for the benefit of other people who aren't sitting with you at your computer. For instance, you might print a report to hand out to your board of directors to encourage them to keep you on as CEO. A report can pull data from many tables at once, perform calculations on the data (such as summing or averaging), and present ...

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