TASK: CREATE MACROS THAT AUTOMATE DATABASE TASKSPrerequisites
How to use menus, toolbars, dialog boxes, and shortcut keystrokes.
How to open and modify database objects.If you find yourself doing the same routine task over and over again, you mightwant to consider creating a macro to complete the task for you. A macro helpsyou perform routine tasks by automating them. Instead of manually performinga series of time-consuming, repetitive actions, you can record a single macrothat does the entire task all at once for you. For example, instead of clicking theReports icon in the Objects bar in the database window, finding and opening aspecific report, printing it, and then closing it, you could create a macro to printthe report with the click of a single button.A macro is a set of one or more actions that perform a particular operation,such as opening a form or printing a report. Macros can help you to automatecommon tasks. For example, you can run a macro that prints a report when auser clicks a command button.In a way, you can think of macros as a very simple introduction to programmingbecause you can use them to create automated tasks and somewhat complexprocedures. Best of all, you don't have to know a single line of code Accessprovides you with everything you need to write a macro.
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