Objects in Project Explorer

You might assume that all of the Forms, Reports, and Modules that you create will automatically appear in the Project Explorer. However, this is not true. The VBA environment will only know about the objects if you tag them as "having a module".

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Designing a Module

Accessing the Visual Basic Window In order to access the VBA environment, press Alt-F11 while your Access database file is open to access the Microsoft Visual Basic window. See the example below.

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Development Benefits

Since Microsoft Access ranks as one of the best-selling desktop databases, you can be sure that support will be available far into the future. There are more support and development consultants experienced in Access than any other desktop database system.

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Access Table Design Tips

Use table normalization whenever possible. Normalizing tables is highly recommended since it will reduce several tables into a few tables. Refer to the features section on how to normalize data.

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Report Design View

You are viewing the report in what is called Design View. It should look very similar to the screen shot below:

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