Friday, November 13, 2009

Search Criteria Form Example From Allen Browne

Many Access developers set out to create a search form: a form where the user can enter or pick criteria and matching records will be shown. Often they find themselves trolling the Internet for a good example to get them going.

You'd be hard pressed to find a better starting point than this article by Allen Browne: Search criteria. The example works you through creating a form with criteria entry boxes at the top and matching records at the bottom. Once you understand the methodology, you can easily extend it to forms with different layouts, pop-up forms, reports, etc.

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