Solved

Access 2016 - Drill Down Reporting Question

Posted on 2016-10-18
5
63 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Greetings!
Is it an option to create a button within a report?

My goal is to start with a top level report for the entire company.
A click on a division would bring up the same report filtered to the data for that division.

Thanks for the insights!
Dennis
0
Comment
Question by:DGWhittaker
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:COACHMAN99
COACHMAN99 earned 125 total points
ID: 41849309
It is doable but will require a lot more work than a dropdownbox as the filter. If the user doesn't select from the dropdown then show all else show sub-set based on selection
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access earned 125 total points
ID: 41849350
better would be to build a form to use for a report menu with a choice of all the divisions.
Then, in the OpenReport statement, use the Where parameter to limit the report for those choices.

I am actually making a video to demonstrate this right now ... will be posted this week
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:COACHMAN99
ID: 41849376
except the requirement is to '..same report filtered to the data for that division.' (singular)
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
PatHartman earned 250 total points
ID: 41850438
This is another one of those "features" that sounds good on paper but won't make you happy in real life.

Events for controls are only active in Report View.  But Report View has some drawbacks.  For example, it doesn't actually paginate.  There are no page breaks.  It also doesn't run code in the Format or other events.

I would create different reports and let the user choose which level he wants to see from a selection on a form.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DGWhittaker
ID: 41862144
Thanks All!
Dennis
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

AutoNumbers should increment automatically, without duplicates.  But sometimes something goes wrong, and the next AutoNumber value is a duplicate.  This article shows how to recover from this problem.
You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
What’s inside an Access Desktop Database. Will look at the basic interface, Navigation Pane (Database Container), Tables, Queries, Forms, Report, Macro’s, and VBA code.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question