Access Inspections Template
Microsoft Access Inspections Database Template
This database is put together to track home inspections, but you can use it for vehicle inspections, or pretty much whatever kind of inspections you want. It's based on my TechHelp Template so it's already got customers, contact management, and order entry. Now, we're adding inspections to it as well.
You can specify different locations, such as bedrooms, the kitchen, living room, etc. Each location can have different categories such as electrical, plumbing, flooring, etc. Each category can have multiple items, such as the appliances, doors, etc. And each item can have multiple issues. Flooring for example might have torn carpets, broken tiles, etc. It's fully customizable to your needs and specifications.
You can download a sample copy of the database to play with absolutely free, if you want to just use it and give it a try, and see if it works for you. Of course if you purchase the template you get the unlocked version. You can make any changes that you want. You get the complete source code.
There is a free 26 minute video, above, that walks you through all the features, how to set up all the locations, the categories, items, and issues. I've also got lots of other videos explaining how a lot of this stuff works like, for example, many to many relationships, nested continuous sub forms, and so on.
If you'd like to download a sample copy of the database template, you can do so here. This is a NON-EDITABLE version of the template which will let you see it work in action. The sample database requires 64-bit Access 2013 or higher.
Full Purchased Database
Once you have purchased the full database template, come back to this page and click on the Download button below. This will give you access to the ZIP file containing the Template ACCDB file.
Someone on my YouTube channel commented, "Rick, without the ability to use it on a tablet/phone, makes this almost useless. Nobody wants to write everything down on paper and go to a computer to add it to an application." This is true. However, my reply is to simply use a tablet that runs Windows. I found one on Amazon that should run Access OK and it's under $200. Here's another one. I've always prefered Lenovo myself. They're a little more expensive, but worth it.
Or, you can set up the database in a Windows PC in your office and connect to it remotely using Chrome Remote Desktop. You can then use it on any Android or iOS device. Or, you can set the database up on Access Database Cloud or any other virtual PC hosting platform. So... no excuse.
For internal use only. This template does NOT come with a royalty-free license. You may only customize the template for your business needs and for use within your organization at one location ONLY. You may not resell or distribute any form of this template to others without express written permission. Contact me for additional information on obtaining a license to distribute if you plan on including this template in a product you are reselling. Additional licenses are required if you plan on using this template with more than ten (10) employees or in multiple locations within your organization.
Not a Finished Product
Please keep in mind that most of my template databases are not designed to be finished products that are ready to go in a working environment. My templates are meant as starting points for you to customize for yourself so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. This requires that you have a basic understanding of Microsoft Access development. To work on most of my databases you should have completed my Access Beginner series and the first couple levels of my Expert series at a minimum. Most of my databases require knowledge of SQL and VBA as well.
Customize For Your Needs
If you would like to discuss customizing this template for your needs, and integrating it into your current setup, please see my consulting page for details. While I no longer accept custom jobs that are specific to a single user, I may include your features in a future version of this template if they have mass appeal. If you are looking for custom enhancements made to this template just for you, visit my Developer Network.
Please note that technical support is NOT guaranteed for any of my courses, seminars, or templates. If you require help with modifying this template, you may post a question in the Forums, however an answer to your question is not guaranteed. If this template comes with an accompanying Seminar, then you should purchase that Seminar to see how the database was constructed. If not, then you should have taken the suggested courses. Most of my templates are designed on a Developer level and you should have a thorough understanding of SQL and VBA before attempting to modify them. If you have a problem with one of my databases, I will only support the unmodified database exactly as it's downloaded from my site. If you have modified it in any way, it may not be something I can help you with. You can post in the Forums, and I may be able to help you, but if the issue doesn't exist in my unmodified database, it's not something I can support.
Got sales or customer service questions about this template? Feel free to contact me. If you have technical "how do I" questions about this template, you discover a bug, or want to suggest a new feature, then please post your comments below.
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