Using Reports to Make Data Meaningful to Others

In Access reports can be more meaningful to others. Learn how to create reports in Access so others can understand the data you're presenting.

Creating a report based on a table

One of the easiest ways to create a report is by using a table as the source of the report. For example, in our bookstore scenario we have a table that lists all of the books in our inventory. We want to create a Book Price List report that lists all of the details for each book in our store's inventory. The Report command makes this incredibly easy because it automatically includes every field in the source table in the report.

To create a report based on a table using the Report command:

Price List ReportBook Price List

The layout and formatting of the report can be manipulated in Layout view.