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Definition of Report

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I  have a question for experienced coders.
If a client were to ask you to create  a report on two access tables in a database would you understand the term "report"?

Or would you  consider a form with a grid which provided the results the client asked for as a report?

I always understood that if a client asked for a report creation, then they wanted a report built either with the data report designer or a 3rd party control such as crystal reports.

Would the phrase" create a report" mean anything else?
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Create a report is basically create a Summary of the Information Requested.

Example: I wanna a report of all the transactions between april and may
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Mikal613: Would you call any form with resulting data a report?
In that case , wouldn't all forms with data be reports? Kind of like if all Tribbles are bibbles and all slogs are pogs thing?
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I would see it that way:

A report is a way to collect data based on specific criteria. Which means, baiscally, run a query.

With that in mind, we need to ask our client how they want the report DISPLAYED, and whether a hard copy is required. Based on their reply, you choose the way and the tool you produce the report.

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