Switchboard Forms in Microsoft Access
A switchboard is essentially a Microsoft Access form that allows you to facilitate navigation or perform tasks within your database application. This form is basically a customised menu that contains user-defined commands; using either buttons, labels, images or hyperlinks, that invoke actions that will automatically carry out tasks for you such as opening other forms, running queries or printing reports.
The form will typically contain various command (buttons), which your users can then click on to carry out the pre-defined actions that you have associated with these commands.
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I have a switchboard form in my database and from here I move to other forms and then return to the switchboard after reviewing, how do I get the forms to close when I return to the switchboard again? I have read a few of the threads, yet still can't get my head around it at the moment.
To deliver your application and make it more functional, you need to provide a central point for your users to choose and access the right component to do their job. That's the role of a switchboard. There are at least two common ways you can create or build a switchboard. You can use Microsoft Access built-in features to build a switchboard, or you can design one from a form.
I am working with a pre-existing database that launches forms from a switchboard. I believe the switchboard was made via the wizard.
Some of the forms launch in datasheet view through the switchboard even though they have form views available.
I've tried adding the acNormal parameter to the form-opening part of the switchboard code, but have not been successful.
A Switchboard is a type of form that displays a menu of items that a user can click on to launch data entry forms, reports, queries and other actions in the database. A switchboard is typically created after all of the forms and reports for a database application have been completed. It can be used to guide the user to an appropriate set of forms and reports.
Note that starting with Access 2010, Switchboards are not available by default (you will need to add this to the ribbon bar manually using the Options). Access 2010 now makes use of the Navigation Forms
I'm trying to create a switchboard using the switchboard manager, but after I create it, it is not found in the Forms list. It created the Switchboard Items table, but no form. What gives?
When I access a form from the switchboard, I am unable to create multiple records or scroll through records. It stays on the 1st record. However, if I go to the form without using theswitchboard, it scrolls through the records just fine.How do I correct this? Is this a relationship linking issue? If so, how do I link the forms to the switchboard?
I've managed to turn off the tool bars when recently creating a new switchboard menu that opens upon start up. I would not only like to improve the design of the switchboard menu, but also modify some of the button options.
I no longer have a toolbar option that allows me to modify the switchboard menu. How can I get this back?
In Microsoft Access 2003/XP/2000/97, I have a switchboard but I want to remove it. How can I delete the switchboard from the database? To delete a switchboard, you need to make sure that you manually delete two objects from your database.
I've got some Forms and Filters that are opened via a Switchboard when selected. They all work just fine when I open them individually (outside of the Switchboard). The Forms which only have links to reports, open their respective Reports and display the data without issue.
BUT the Forms and Filters which display live data (and allow for the adding/deleting of records) from the Queries show NO data at all WHEN BEING OPENED FROM INSIDE THE SWITCHBOARD. Isthere a setting I am forgetting to turn on or alter?
I've created a database that opens showing a switchboard to access forms within. When I open the database the switchboard is not mamimized to show the full switchboard screen. This is a small issue, but I'd like to get it set up correctly. I hit the maximize button and then save the database, but when I close and reopen the database it's back to the same