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Chapter 15. Designing Custom Multitable ... > Adding a History Subform to a Tab Co...

Adding a History Subform to a Tab Control Page

The frmHRActionEntry form needs a subform to display the history of HRActions for the employee displayed in the main part of the form. The HRActions table provides the data source for the subform. Access's Subform/Subreport control offers a Subform Wizard, which lets you quickly add a new subform The Subform Wizard of prior Access versions added a datasheet-style subform; the Access 2002 Subform Wizard adds a columnar subform, despite the image of a tabular subform in the Wizard's first dialog. This change renders the Access 2002 Subform Wizard useless for all but very specialized Access applications.


To work around the lack of subform wizardry in Access 2002, create a new datasheet-style form, and add the subform to the History page of the tab control, do the following:


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