O'Reilly logo

Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Creating a Chart

Access considers a chart to be a type of report, so you create one much like you create a report. Just follow along with the Wizard.

The Chart Wizard works basically the same for all charts, but the screens vary a little. So first, we'll create a simple pie chart based on a single field, then we'll try a bar chart.

Creating a Simple Pie Chart

A pie chart is good for relating parts to a whole.

To create a pie chart, follow these steps:

  1. Open the database that contains the table or query that you want to chart.

  2. Click the Reports tab in the database window, then click the New button. The New Report dialog box appears.

  3. Select Chart Wizard.

  4. Open the drop-down list at the bottom of the dialog box and select the table or query that ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required