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Chapter 15. Automating Your Database > Using the Switchboard Wizard

Using the Switchboard Wizard

By now, the Plants database contains dozens of objects: tables, queries, forms, and reports. Right now, you can find any of these objects by going to the Database window, selecting the proper shortcut, and then locating the object you want. But what if you’re sharing the database with someone else? The Database window isn’t the friendliest possible way to organize things. It’s efficient, and it shows you everything, but it doesn’t offer you any guidance for opening the important objects.

Over the years, Access developers have come up with several ways to tackle this problem. One of the most popular organizational devices for Access databases is the switchboard form. Figure 15.1 shows the switchboard form from the Northwind sample database.


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