Microsoft Access 206
Intermediate Access 6
Task Management System, Synch
Records on Two Forms, Set Values with Buttons, More Macro Tips, More.
AC206 Major Topics
- Task Management
- Named Macro
- On Current Event
class, and Access 207 which directly
follows, we will be building a Task Management System. We will
teach you how to manage your tasks (to do list). We will learn how to
synchronize the records on two forms. You will learn how to do more with
buttons (like set field values). We will do more with Macros.
We will begin by setting up our Task Management
table, the supporting tables, and forms. This will include fields to
give each task a priority (high, medium, low, etc), a category,
and whether or not the task is recurring.
While working on this form, we'll assign macros to
the On Double Click events for each of the combo boxes - that way
you can double-click on each combo box to open up a supporting table
where you can edit the list of priorities, categories, and so on. In
order to do this, we'll learn about Macro Names, where you can
group sections of related macros together.
Next we'll make a Task List form which is a
continuous form that will allow us to see all of our tasks in a nice,
compact format. It's basically our "To Do" list.
Next we will learn about the On Current
event, and how we can use it to synchronize the records on two
forms. When we click on a record on our Task List form, the related Task
will open up in the Task Form. This is a really powerful (and really
We'll learn some new Macro commands, like
GoToRecord, GoToControl, and SetValue. You will learn
how to turn the Wizards off and manually assign macros to buttons.
We'll take a look at the Expression Builder.
Even though I personally don't use it often, I'll show you how it works.
We'll create some buttons on our Task form to
change the task due date to today, tomorrow, plus a day, minus a
day, and more. The focus here is to make buttons that can change
Make sure to get yourself a copy of the
Handbook for this course.
There are a ton of ideas that I threw in while I was writing the
book - after the course videos were made. The handbook has lots of extra
tips in it!
Don't miss this course! We cover a lot of really
cool tips and tricks with relation to macros and form values.