Microsoft Access 2010 Chapter 9 Macros Navigation Form PivotTables and Charts AC 538 to AC 590
The first part of the project you will be creating the Client View and Update Form.
Save the PivotTable for Analyst and Course Offerings Query, p. AC 579
Save the PivotChart for Analysts and Course Offerings Query, p. AC 589
Project – Macros, Navigation Forms, PivotTables, and PivotCharts
The owner of Camashaly Design have heard about navigation forms that enable users to access forms and reports by simply clicking tabs and buttons. A navigation form like the one shown in the Figure 9-1a is a form that includes tabs to display forms and reports. This navigation form contains several useful features. With the Client tab selected, you can click the client number on any row to see the data for the selected client displayed in the Client View and Update Form (Figure 9-1b). The form does not appear in a tabbed sheet, the way tables, queries, forms and reports normally do. Rather, it appears a s a pop-up form, a form that stays on top of other open objects, even when another object is active. Clicking the Business Analyst tab displays business analyst data. As with clients, clicking the business analyst number on any record displays data for that analyst in a pop-up form. Clicking the Form tab in the Camashaly Design navigation form displays button for each of the available forms (Figure 9-1c). You can open the desired form by clicking the appropriate button. Clicking the Reports tab displays an option group for displaying reports (Figure 9-1d). You can preview or export any of the reports on at a time by clicking the corresponding option button. Camashaly would like such a navigation form because they believe it will improve the user-friendliness of the database, thereby improving employee satisfaction and efficiency.
Befor creating the navigation form, Camashaly will create macros, which are collection of actions designed to carry out specific tasks. To perform the actions in a macro, you run the macro. When a macro is run, Access will execute the various steps, called actions, in the order indicated by the macro. The navigation form macros are run by clicking certain buttons in the form.