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The Best Microsoft Access Database Solutions owner, consultant, and principal programmer is Alison Balter - a recognized expert Microsoft Access consultant. Alison is the author of 15 Microsoft Access training books and videos. She is a frequent guest speaker at MS Access conferences and has developed hundreds of applications for businesses of all types.
We know your business data is important; we listen to your concerns, ask questions, and gather information from all stake holders. We discuss your needs and requirements for your database. We find out what you want, why you need various features so we can obtain as much information as possible. Once we have the information we need, we work with you to design the proper database architecture, plus the dashboards, the questions (queries), forms, and reports you need for an excellent database system.
Your data is important to your business and you need both to enter and retrieve data rapidly. The data stored in your company's database must be clean, secure, and allow for maximum usage. Our Microsoft Access developer team will create your Microsoft Access database for optimum efficiency with all the features you need. After we program your MS Access and SQL Server database you will have the capacity to manipulate your data so you get the information you need for every day activities and for making critical business decisions.
We also create websites designed for speed to display your data accurately, using ASP.NET technology. Fast, secure, and robust, our ASP.NET web sites and web applications give you true business tool for finding and displaying information dynamically on the web.
Microsoft Access front-end and SQL Server back-end database
Access Forms Development
Access data entry form connecting to SQL Server back-end database
ASP.NET website with SQL Server back-end database
MS Access Report created with SQL Server database
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Sheldon Bloch, Oil and Gas Company
Alison from MS Access Solutions has provided both training and mentoring services to us over the past several years. Our developers use Alison Balter's books on programming with Microsoft Access as a desk reference. They have provided our staff members with much-needed training in Visual Basic, client/server development, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. This has helped us to ensure that our employees can properly keep up with the ever-changing technologies. MS Access Solutions has also provided our staff with mentoring on an as-needed basis, providing expertise that helped our in-house programmers to overcome various hurdles. More Reviews
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Alison Balter at MS Access Solutions developed the application that helps us to properly service all of our members. This program handles billing, payments, tracking of jobs worked, available list, and other important data about our members. The system automates many tasks that were previously performed manually, allowing our employees to more cost-effectively use their time. This client/server system is used by employees in our Toledo OH and New York offices. MS Access Solutions and their staff worked with us to develop the necessary specifications and design documents, and then programmed, tested, and implemented the application throughout our organization. More Reviews
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Creating One-to-Many Reports
You can create one-to-many reports by using a Report Wizard, or you can build reports from scratch. Different situations require different techniques, some of which are covered in the following sections.
Building a One-to-Many Report with the Report Wizard
Building a one-to-many report with the Report Wizard is quite easy; just follow these steps:
1. Click to select the Create tab and then select the Report Wizard tool in the Reports group. The Report Wizard launches.
2. Use the Tables/Queries drop-down list to select the first table or query whose data will appear on the report.
3. Select the fields you want to include from that table.
4. Select each additional table or query you want to include on the report, selecting the fields you need from each. Click Next.
5. Step 2 of the Report Wizard offers a suggested layout for your data. You can accept Access’s suggestion, or you can choose from any of the available layout options. After you choose a layout, click Next.
6. Step 3 of the Report Wizard asks whether you want to add any grouping levels. Grouping levels can be used to visually separate data and to provide subtotals. The report is grouped by ContactType. After you select grouping levels, click Next.
7. Step 4 of the Report Wizard lets you select how you want the records in the report’s Detail section to be sorted (see Figure 6.18). This step of the wizard also allows you to specify any summary calculations you want to perform on the data. Click the Summary Options button to specify the summary calculations. Using the button, you can even opt to include the percent of total calculations. Make your selection and click OK to close the Summary Options dialog.
8. In step 5 of the Report Wizard, you select the layout and orientation of your report. Layout options include Stepped, Blocked, Outline 1, Outline 2, Align Left 1, and Align Left 2. Click Next to continue.
9. Step 6 of the Report Wizard lets you select from predefined styles for your report. You can preview each style to see what it looks like. Click Next to continue.
10. In step 7 of the Report Wizard, you select a title for your report. The title also becomes the name for the report. I like to select an appropriate name and change the title after the wizard is finished. The final step also allows you to determine whether you want to immediately preview the report or to see the report’s design first. Click Finish after making your selection.
The report created in the preceding example is shown in Figure 6.20. Notice that the report is sorted and grouped by ContactType and CompanyName. The report’s data is in order by ProjectName within a CompanyName grouping.
This method of creating a one-to-many report is by far the easiest. In fact, the “background join” technology that the wizards use when they allow you to pick fields from multiple tables—figuring out how to build the complex queries needed for the report or form—is one of Access’s strong points. It’s a huge timesaver and helps hide unnecessary complexity from you as you build a report. Although you should take advantage of this feature, it’s important that, as a developer, you know what’s happening under the covers. The following two sections give you this necessary knowledge.
This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office
Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.
When you need a Microsoft Access programmer for your Toledo OH business, phone call MS Access Solutions at (323) 285-0939. We have over 25 years experience in Microsoft Access programmer solutions. We create Access database applications for all sectors, consisting of hospitals, government companies, the U.S. military, universities, agriculture, workers services, and insurance provider. We can take care of the most advanced as well as complicated Access and also SQL Server database programming for your business as well as smaller projects, like fixing damaged Access database forms, MS Access reports, Access macros, and VBA code.