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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 added a columnar subform, despite the image of a tabular subform in the Wizard’s first dialog. This change rendered the Access 2002 Subform Wizard useless for all but very specialized applications. Access 2003’s Subform Wizard lets you add an existing form as a subform, as described in the following sections.

Creating a Modified HRActions Subform

If you didn’t create the sbfHRActions subform in the preceding chapter, import the sbfHRActions subform from your \Program Files\Seua11\Chaptr14\Forms14.mdb database.


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