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Hi:
See the attachment
tblMembers contain several fields ,
ID, Gen(Member Generation), EmpName, FID(FatherID = point to the ID of the father in the same file) and Sex.
My question is how to draw a family tree from these fields.
The very first generation is always one person only, and the second generation and over, they could be a one person up to seven persons.
I have up to 10 generations.
So, the second generation, each person could have up to seven sons.
The therd generation, each person could have up to seven sons, and so on for all the next generations, up to tenth generation.
Please help.

Ask-How-To-Build-a-Tree.mdb
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Actually  I have no problem with maintain data inside table
My problem is I need a suitable way to draw this big amount of growing up series of generations
I think about draw a plenty of labels controls , and name it G11, G12, G121, G122, G123 & and so on
And thru a loop may be I can fill in these labels with members names.
can u help with this kind of loop ? please
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You could, but why not just use a Treeview control?
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See this link for a working example of one way you can do it in ms access:
            http://www.fabalou.com/Access/General/genealogy_example.asp

Hope this helps.
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This is your lucky day:
           http://25yearsofprogramming.com/msaccess/famhistmdb.htm

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What I really need is to draw a real tree like shape, and fill it with my data.
My program fill in the members data very will in the tables, but now I need to draw the tree please.
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watch the photo please
Alhaseenah-Tree.jpg
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Access includes some methods to draw basic shapes like Lines, Squares and Circle, but you're looking for something more high-end than this. You'd probably be better off in another environment like .NET that could use your Access data and draw something like this.
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Here is something that might help:
This link offers a free download of your Family Tree Chart "form" in pdf format. You can output any access report to pdf.  The only thing I don't know is how the report would be mapped to the pdf form.  That is something you can find out.

            http://www.misbach.org/pdfcharts/
Your Tree chart format is about the third format shown on the web page.

Hope this helps.
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Why not buy a Family Tree application.  There are lots around.  One thing to be aware of, these apps export and import data using the  Gedcom  format or the like.  To get your Access data into one of these apps which can create a family tree requires that you export to a text file using the Gedcom format - not a trivial undertaking.  
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