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Updating data via a report in Access?

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Dear experts -
I have recently discovered the wonders of reports in Access 2010 - e.g., double-clicking to open up a form.
Our controller opens a finance report that displays, for example, a field for "purchase order". Is there any way for her to update this field via the report?
Thanks.
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<I have recently discovered the wonders of reports in Access 2010 - e.g., double-clicking to open up a form.>
Not so wondrous...

This only works in Report View, NOT in Print preview.
Print Preview is the view that is needed to *completely* render Graphics and charts, display page breaks, show accurate page numbers, and run most report code...etc.
Report view simply cannot do this...

<Our controller opens a finance report that displays, for example, a field for "purchase order". Is there any way for her to update this field via the report?>
No
Create a form to display the same data, then edit the values there...
Since you already know how to: "double-clicking to open up a form.", ...this should be easy.

;-)

JeffCoachman
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Very well said.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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To be fair "Report View" does have other advantages:
-You can "view" the entire report faster because of the less overhead associated with fully rendering everything.
-Click-able Hyperlinks
-Dynamic Filtering
-Find (dialog box)
-Refresh report data
-Copy (but no paste)

In the future, I am sure the distinction between forms and reports will be blurred even more....

;-)

JeffCoachman
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