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Microsoft Access Expert 4
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   8 years ago

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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Andres Trujillo 
21 days ago
Gold standard for database design: as in the case of the extended family member.  Is the gold standard to have one table for contact list and then have fields for identifying/classifying others i.e. customer vs employee, parent vs child?  If you have one table with classification of customer versus employees and then you develop family members, would you put the family in the same table and how do you relate them to someone else in the same table and classify them.  Are you not creating a circular reference?
Adam Schwanz
21 days ago
Tables that store the same information should be grouped together generally. In this case "People", it could be employees, customers, children or whatever you want, if you store the same information for all of them, it's easier to put them together in a table and then add fields to identify what they are. If you are not storing the same information and you don't really care about the childs information, you just want to link the child to the parent, you could make another table with a one to many relationship if you want.
Scott Axton
20 days ago
Check out the Self Join Relationships video.  That might help clarify some of your questions.
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Andres Trujillo 
21 days ago
The biggest issue I have as an end-user with toggle buttons is: identifying if they are depressed, does the color change mean they are depressed, whats the base/foundation color and wheat her they are depressed or not, does that mean yes or no, true or false, off or on?
Adam Schwanz
21 days ago
You can use the text caption too. Make it "THIS BUTTON IS PRESSED" if you want to ;).
Richard Rost
19 days ago
I personally don't like toggle buttons. I almost never use them. I just show you how to use them in class because... well... I kinda have to. LOL. I personally use check boxes for everything that's yes/no.
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Andres Trujillo 
21 days ago
When developer makes a list box as in the reward list box and setting setting it to 0 so there is no default, the problem: when end-user highlights any option,  it can no longer be 0. Is there a way so end-user can have nothing selected?
Scott Axton
21 days ago
A list box can be "blank" to start up say in a new record. Unfortunately  once you select an item from the list box there  isn't any easy to clear the selections.

You best option would be to put a "None" selection in the box and then use that value to handle the criteria for your needs.  There are other options if you know some VBA.

Richard Rost
19 days ago
Yeah, clearing the selected value from the list box requires one line of VBA:

MyListBox = 0

That assumes the bound column (ID) is based on an AutoNumber.
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