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Create a Point of Sale Form/Database in Access

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I need some help designing a Point of Sales form/database in MS Access 2010 for a customer.  Any idea of how the form should work and look is greatly appreciated.
 
I need a form that will start off blank (no entries) other than the form header. It needs to allow input of data on line #1  based on input from the cashier/scanner.  The form could possibly have 15 or more lines based on how many different items the customer buys (1 line per item).  As a line is entered I need to draw the PRODUCTCODE, NAME, LIST PRICE, and current OH Qty for the item  from my PRODUCTS tables.  I will SUBTRACT the quantity purchased from the OH Qty to come up with the NEW OH Qty.  This NEW OH Qty needs to go back into the PRODUCTS table and become the current OH Qty (if I have 10 and sold 2 the next time I sell that item my OH Qty should be 8) once the transaction is complete. The quantity purchased multiplied by the ITEM COST will be the TOTAL for that line.  When this information is complete the form goes to line #2 and continues adding lines until all items have been entered.  When all lines are entered the cashier will hit the PAY button and:
 
1.        Ask how the customer wants to pay (continue and take the money/credit card, etc.)
2.       Save all of the line entries information for future reports (I do not have a table for this yet, not even sure how)
 
I need to track each item sold for future reports.  All individual customer transactions need to be saved for reporting the total sales of each and every item by day, week, month, and year. Here I need to be able to retrieve how many of each item was sold and what the total money collected per item was (i.e. 10xMizo Drinks for a total of $25)
 
When the money is collected and all is saved I need to open a blank form just as if I started for the next customer.

Any examples, code and pictures will make it easier for me.
 
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 350 total points
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That's a pretty tall order for a web-based Q&A forum :)

There are some Templates here: http://access.microsofttemplates.org/template/business-templates

One of those might be a good starting point for you. The Northwinds template that ships with Access might be worth looking at as well. It essentially does most of what you're after, so with minor modifications you might be able to get that to work for you.

I would also caution you against tracking inventory in the method you describe. Unless you have very, very tight control over what goes in and goes out (and you won't, trust me) you should instead record "transactions" in a table designed for that purpose. Every inflow or outflow of inventory should be tracked in that table, and you can then generate your on-hand quantities with a query.
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Thanks for the input.  I did look at the NW database and it could work with minor tweaks.
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