Microsoft Access 207
Intermediate Access 7
Form-Based Field Filters, Macro
Collections, Allow Edits / Deletions / Additions, IIF Function, LIKE
Keyword, Compact & Repair.
- Form-Based Field
- Macro Conditions
- Allow Edits,
- IIF Function
- LIKE Keyword
- Compact & Repair
class, and it's pre-requisite Access 206, we
are building a Task Management System to manage your "to do"
list. This is the second of a 2-part series on Task Management. In this
course you will learn how to hide completed tasks, show tasks by date,
set recurring tasks, set conditions (IF/THEN) in macros, learn about the
IIF function, and learn how to filter form results with your own text
We will begin this class by creating a date
filter for our tasks - to only see tasks that are due up to and
including a certain date. We will use the AfterUpdate property to
assign a macro to it so it requeries the list when you change the date
We will learn more complicated macro grouping
techniques, and how to assign all of these groups to buttons.
Next we'll learn about Macro Conditions,
which are essentially IF / THEN statements for macros. Use them to make
the macro smart and make decisions.
We will deal with recurring tasks... if the
task is set to be a "Daily" task, for example, just move the date
forward one day instead of closing it when someone clicks on the
We'll learn about some new form properties:
Allow Edits, Allow Deletions, and Allow Additions.
We'll also learn how to lock individual
form controls with the Locked property so that users can't change
Next we'll learn about a real powerful
function called IIF or Immediate If. This is a function
that can act as an IF/THEN statement inside of queries or forms.
We will use that IIF function in several
places to determine whether or not to display tasks based on a checkbox
we'll place on the form (show all tasks or not?)
We will review manually filtering results
on a form.
Then we'll create our own set of combo boxes and
text boxes so our users can filter the results by setting the
values themselves - without having to know how to filter.
We will review how to use the LIKE keyword
to create wildcard parameters for our queries - allowing the users to
set filters based on any combination of characters in the description.
You will see how to deal with the problem that can
exist if one of your users doesn't pick a value - say assign a category
to a Task - and that task is missing. We'll compact and repair
We'll finish off the class by placing a button
for our new Task Management System on our Main Menu.
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.