Access - Building reports

Learn how to manipulate the comprised elements (sections, controls) of reports and to optimize the presentation and functionality of reports with Access.
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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Regular price: $360
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Course outline

Duration : 1 day

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Audience Any data base user or manager


Windows - User or equivalent

Following training: Access - Data structuring and normalization


  • Able to manipulate the comprised elements (sections, controls) of reports.
  • Learn how to optimize the presentation and functionality of reports

Teaching method

Presentations - Demonstrations - Guided and Individual Exercises


Chapter 1 – Modifying the Structure and Appearance of a Report

  • Access the creation mode of a report
  • Manipulate the sections of a report
  • Manage page breaks in a report
  • Insert pagination and date codes in a report

Chapter 2 - Changing the Location, Size and Appearance of Controls

  • Manipulate controls
  • Manipulate the organization of controls in creation mode (Tabular, Stacked)
  • Identify the types of controls
  • Add a control
  • Modify the organization parameters of Tabular controls
  • Control access to dependent controls in forms
  • Modify the value of a control
  • Modify the value of a control's property

Chapter 3 - Performing a Mailing

  • Create a report for printing labels
  • Create a report for printing envelopes
  • Create a sample letter

Chapter 4 - Creating Summary Reports

  • Perform grouping and sorting in a report
  • Use calculated fields in group sections
  • Use statistical functions

Chapter 5 – Representing Data Graphically

  • Add a graphic control to a report
  • Modify the elements of the graph

Chapter 6 - Creating Nested and Independent Reports

  • Add sub-reports
  • Create a compressed report of independent sub-reports

Chapter 7 - Using Command Buttons

  • Create an application form
  • Use the command button wizard
  • Manipulate event properties
  • Create a start-up form

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Pierre-Edouard Brondel
Pierre-Edouard Brondel
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Yves Pilon
Yves Pilon
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Frédéric Paradis
Certified Trainer and Cloud Architect
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Marc Maisonneuve
Marc Maisonneuve
Training program director
Marc Maisonneuve has acted as a Training Program Director, professional effectiveness trainer and user tools practice leader at AFI for several years. Mr. Maisonneuve is known for his analytical skills, his legendary calm and his undeniable desire to encourage people to develop their skills. He has the ability to present technological solutions in a natural way and to adapt them to the concrete needs of the workplace.