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4/29/2013 10:19:54 PM
Microsoft Access Expert 4
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This is the fourth Microsoft Access video tutorial in the Expert series. It picks up where Expert Level 3 left off.

This class is 1 hour, 48 minutes long and focuses primarily on new types of form controls including option groups, toggle buttons, the image control, and more. We'll also learn about one-to-one relationships, and practice more with one-to-many relationships. You will learn:

- Additional Form Controls
- Option Groups, Tab Control
- Toggle Buttons, Enhanced Formatting
- List Box, Image Control
- Display Image Without Storing
- One-to-One Relationships
- Extended Customer Details
- More One-to-Many Relationships
- Track multiple family members

This course was recorded using Access 2013, but is also valid for Access 2007 and 2010 users. Click here for more information on Access Expert Level 4, including a course outline, sample videos, and more.

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Questions Comment from Joe Beniacar @ 10/6/2015
Hi Richard,
I have a couple of related questions about this lesson:

1)a)Do we make the RelativeTypeID field a Combo Box (in FamilyMemberF) - because it is a Foreign Key field in the FamilyMemberT   based on the fact that it has repeating values, that we can show ONCE each on a  Helper  Table? b)If so, then why don t we make the CustomerID field   the main Foreign Key field in the FamilyMemberT   a Combo Box, as well (like we did when we had the ContactT (MANY) to CustomerT (ONE) relationship, and CustomerID was the Foreign Key there, too - but we made it a ComboBox)? c)Why don t we just make every field with repeating values (Ex: FirstName, LastName, City) a Combo Box?   Does the potential # of options have to be limited?

2)a)If you don t leave an AutoNumber field on a Form, will new records on the corresponding Table always update  with the correct AutoNumber? b)If so, why do you need to add the  AutoNumber field to Combo Boxes, at all (if their correct value would also just transfer anyway to the Table)?

Thank you very much! - You are a very good teacher.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

The Combobox has to contain the Foreign Key, usually the first field, and is bound to the Control so that it gets added to the Table when a choice is made.
If you have a list of Customers
And you create an Order.
You choose a Customer from a Combo
1 | Alex
2 | Rick

Say me, and store 1 in the OrderT as the FK of CustomerID.
It won't transfer unless you tell it too.
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Questions Comment from Joe Beniacar @ 10/6/2015
Hi Richard, I just had 2 quick questions about this lesson:

1)Why are Option Groups not as good as List Boxes and Combo Boxes? Don t all of them store values?

2)Would you use the Option Groups  CHECKBOX option for a) a single field where multiple values can be checked and stored in the corresponding Table field or b) multiple related Yes/No fields (like the Mailing Label fields in this lesson) in one Option Group, where each result can be checked or unchecked, and each checkbox has a separate Control Source field to refer back to it's correct Table field?

Thank you very much for your help!

Reply from Alex Hedley:

It's probably just personal preference or that the control didn't work very well in a previous version so stayed well clear.

I'd keep them separate
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