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A. Lab # : BSBA BIS245A-7 B. Lab 7 of 7 : Database Navigation C. Lab Overview – Scenario / Summary: TCOs: 8. Given a database application containing forms, queries and reports, automate tasks and create a menu system which allows for efficient navigation and operation of the database’s functionality. Scenario: The purpose of this lab is to show the student how to create navigation systems for an Access application. Students will create a main navigation form which links to additional navigation forms called Enter Data and View Reports. Additionally, students will create forms to automate printing reports and Closing/Exiting the Database. The Enter Data form allows you to open Customer and City forms automatically. The View Reports form allows the user to automatically open the Customer List and Customers by City reports. The Print Reports form will allow users to automatically print the reports. The Exit Database form allows users to close the database and exit the application entirely. The navigation forms can provide some measure of security to the database as they may prevent users unfamiliar with Access from accessing database objects directly; they make using Access more intuitive to use, and can prevent new users from inadvertently damaging your database objects.

D. Deliverables: Upload the modified Lab7_Start.accdb file that you saved as YourName_Lab7.accdb to the Week 7 iLab Dropbox. Step Part A Part B Deliverable Develop the Enter Data, View Reports, Print Reports, and Customer Database Navigation Forms Create the Close Database Form and add it to the Main Database Navigation Form. Set the Database Options. Points

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DeVry University Student Lab Activity BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab E. Lab Steps: Preparation: a. Download the Database from Doc Sharing: a. The Northwind database file Lab7_Start.accdb, available in Doc Sharing. b. Save the file onto “c:\” directory (your local drive) b. Using Citrix for MS Visio and / or MS Access a. If you are using the Citrix remote lab, follow the login instructions located in the iLab tab in Course Home. b. You will have to upload the Lab7_Start.accdb file to your Citrix folder. Follow the instructions located on the iLab Tab in Course Home. c. Start MS Access: a. If you are using Citrix, click on Microsoft Office Applications folder b. If you are using Access on a local computer, select Microsoft Office from your Program Menu

MS Access Switchboards
In the past, users navigated database applications using a menu system based on a hierarchy similar to that illustrated below. Customer Database (Main) Switchboard

Enter Data Switchboard

Run Reports Switchboard

Print Reports

Enter Customer Information Item (Opens Customer Information Form)

Enter City Data Item (Opens Maintain City Data Form)

Run Customer List (Opens the Customer List Report)

Run Customer List by City (Opens the Customer By City Report) Print Customer List Print Customer by City List

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DeVry University Student Lab Activity BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab While this is a logical approach, it was not always efficient or user...
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