Access 2007: Creating Switchboards

Learn how to create a custom switchboard so that when editors open the database they go right to the form screen.

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Switchboard Management
I have a database in which I have used the Switchboard Manager to produce my Switchboards/Menus. I have managed to produce three switchboards off the main one, but I cannot get access to give me any more. I need at least two more.


Where did my switchboards go?
In Microsoft Office Access 2007, when you open a database created in an earlier version of Access - and that database contains a switchboard (a form with buttons or links that enabled you to navigate around the database) - some commands on that switchboard may not work. Specifically, commands to display the Database window no longer function.
Office Access 2007 provides a new feature called the Navigation Pane. The pane replaces the Database window, and you can use the pane instead of switchboards. The Navigation Pane works with the new user interface model adopted by Office Access 2007. That model (called the single-document interface model) places any open objects - forms, reports, and so on - in a single window and marks each object with a tab. When you open more than one object, you use the tabs to switch between the open objects


Switchboard name changing in 2007
I have a switchboard that has 3 sub switchboards in an access 2007 database. The default switchboard displays the wrong name. The others do not. In switchboard manager, the correct name is displayed


Download in MS Word file format (.doc)
This tutorial has been designed to give an introduction to some of the basic features of MS Access. The tutorial will cover the following topics:
Creating a database; Creating tables; Changing the Field Properties in the tables; Adding Lookup Tables; Creating relationships; Adding Passwords to the database; Creating simple forms using the Form Wizard; Adding graphics and creating customized forms; Creating forms using multiple tables; Creating reports using the report wizard; Formatting reports; Creating Switchboards.


Examples of Microsoft Access data-entry forms, switchboards, and dialog boxes
In Access, you can enter data directly into the tables in a database. However, you can make the process of entering and working with data much easier and more accurate if you use forms. You can create three types of forms in Access: Data-entry Forms, Switchboards, Custom Dialog Boxes.


Advanced features
Access XP Level IV focuses on advanced features such as using sub forms, switchboards, creating macros and replicating database. Access experience using forms, reports and queries is necessary.


Working with Access Projects in Access 2007
Microsoft Access 2007 features significant differences from earlier versions. One of these is the lack of support for data access pages. Projects become important in this environment. This tutorial will show you how to create an Access project and more. TOC: Working with Access Projects in Access 2007;
Creating an MS Access 2007 Project;
Creating a Stored Procedure in the Project;
Stored Procedure in SQL Server.


Creating Charts in an Access 2007 Database
Garry Robinson fills the gap found in the Access 2007 help manual by providing some much needed help on how to use the charting object in Access 2007.


Microsoft Office 2007
Saving Access 2007 Documents in Access 2003 Format, Creating a Database, Adding Fields, Setting a Primary Key, Setting an Input Mask, Sorting Data, Creating a Query.


Switchboards
This is kind of a general question but with a clear purpose. I have a rather active and complicated database. Not your run of the mill list management. I am a bit of a organizing freak and would like to come up with the simplist solution for my end user. Currently I am managing the database from a Form called the Homepage that opens upon opening the database. I am looking at possibly using a switchboard instead.

However, currently I have four combo boxes on the Homepage and about 23 buttons. I am unsure if it is even possible to incorporate combo boxes in the switchboard, or if I would have to completely redesign the way the database functions.

Basically I want to know how many of you recommend using switchboards, or just sticking to a form for the management. Especially for the more complex databases. Thks


Video Tutorials: Creating a Custom Switchboard in Access 2007
This screencast from Matthew MacDonald, author of Access 2007: The Missing Manual, guides you through creating a custom switchboard in a Microsoft Access database.


Basic Help Creating Database
Microsoft Access 2010 introduces numerous features that are not supported in Office Access 2007. The Office 2010 release of Access offers some improvements that make the application more usable, including reliability enhancements. This post will guide you through the basics of creating database and table in Access 2007.


Creating Forms in Microsoft Access 2007
Although Access provides a convenient spreadsheet-style datasheet view for entering data, it isn't always an appropriate tool for every data entry situation. If you're working with users you don't want to expose to the inner workings of Access, you may choose to use Access forms to create a more user-friendly experience. In this tutorial, we'll walk through the process of creating an Access form. This tutorial walks through the process of creating forms in Access 2007. If you're using an earlier version of Access, read our Access 2003 forms tutorial.


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Article Index: Queries, Creating A Database, Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, Data Access Pages, Controlling The User's Input, Subdatasheets,
Designing Forms, Exploring And Analyzing Data, Tables Looks, Design And Exploration, Forms Design Propertie, Controlling Data Output, Controls,
Design And Improvements, Importing And Exporting Data, Macros, Switchboards


Address Labels in Access 2007?
I had no trouble creating labels in the previous version of Access, but I have problems with Access 2007. It makes me "jump through hoops" t open the old labels, from Access 97, what few there are that are left. I don't know how to create the database for the labels in Access 2007.


A Label in a Switchboard
Now I need to figure out how to add a label in one switchboard and not have it appear on the other switchboards. I have 3 switchboards the main one has buttons that lead to the other two and they in turn lead back to the main one. However I would like to add a subtitle in addition to the Main Title. Like if for instance I have a button called Print Reports that goes to a switchboard that has the buttons to open the reports I would like that switchboard to have the main title of the switchboard but then under it separately the name in this case "Print Reports". So far all of my attempts have led to me making a label putting it on the switchboard in design view and having the name appear in every switchboard. Please explain to me how to solve this problem


Access 2007
In this tutorial I will explain how to setup a database, tables, and creating relationships using Microsoft Access 2007. In Access 2007 the database format changes to accdb, but there is an option to export your database as the old format mdb.


Access 2007 crashes on the network
Our Access 2007 database is constantly crashing on the network. The database has a 2007 shell linked to 2007 data tables on the same drive. Network has 1200 pcs and about 120 users - shell is about 120mb. Our repair involves copying a clean master shell - relinking to the data tables - creating a new shortcut and deploying the new shortcut across the network. This database was running last year OK in Access 2000 - in the summer the network was upgraded to Access 2007 and our problems started. At first the database was still in Access 2000 so we converted it to 2007 - still the same problem - next we rebuilt the database in 2007 by importing the objects from the 2000 database - stil we are having the same problem. Is it being caused by a rogue installation or 2 of Access 2007 ? When the database goes down it automatically creates a backup of the shell so we know when a problem has occurred. Any suggestions would be most welcome


Access Tips
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Creating 2003 mde from 2007
I've had a good 12 - 18 months away from developing a system that is in use at work. It was developed under Access 2003, and users access the system via an 'mde'.

I now have Access 2007, no longer have access to 2003 (I develop away from the office).

My question is, will there be any issues developing using Version 2007 and creating mde's for Version 2003. The mde's are strewn with heaps of vba code.

Any advice appreciated.

Steve
Melbourne, Australia.