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Microsoft Access Database Forms: Should We Use Unbound Forms?


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I’ve always been a big fan of Microsoft Access databases, why? Because I like the way a rich application like this can be customised and designed from the floor up with little IT programming and development knowledge. Plus, I like building things 🙂 As a recap, knowing the difference between what an unbound versus a bound Ms Access form is will help divide the distinction and allow you to determine which approach will suit best. Microsoft Access like any other […]

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Access Form Designs – How To Create A Report Interface For Your Access Database


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For the more polished and professional database, using Access form designs doesn’t necessarily mean viewing records from tables and queries. It can also serve as a general way to manage your MS Access database objects namely Access reports. For example, running reports from a nicely designed form showing a list of available reports that calls another form (perhaps for its criteria) before it actually displays the preview or hard copy report can improve the usability of your custom built application. […]

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Microsoft Access Forms: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Using Unbound Access Database Forms


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As you may have gathered, one of my roles within this niche covers IT software training. When teaching Ms Access forms (usually during day 2), delegates would normally be shown the quickest method of creating such forms and that means using either the Access form templates or the built-in wizard tool. This of course means most forms (if not all) are ‘bound‘ forms or in other words, have a data source file attached whether it be a table or query. In […]

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