Thursday, January 31, 2008

Use controls on your form to enter criteria for a query

This is a pretty basic technique. Have your query use text boxes or combo boxes on your form as its criteria for selecting records. This allows you to build forms where the user chooses the department to view sales for, or the region to view customers in, etc. Here are just a few of the links on the 'net that demonstrate this technique. By building your query this way and then building your report on the query you effectively filter your report as well.

Access: Filter a query based on a text box value in Access 2003/XP/2000/97
Question: I have anAccess 2003/XP/2000/97 database that contains a form called Orders. I want to be able to create a query that returns the currently selected record from the Orders form. How can I do this?
Answer: One way to write your query is to include a reference to the text box (or other object) that contains the value that you want to use as a query filter....

How To Use A Combo Box As Criteria For A Query.

Query By Form & Query By Where
This article focuses on a simple Classic Access Techniques called Query By Form and it is written with the idea that you don't need to write masses of code to build a clever Access application, ....(more)

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