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Access 2003: Adding Calculated Controls to a Form

Access 2003: Adding Calculated Controls to a Form

Calculated controls are convenient when you want to display a formula result on your form. And, they’re as easy as creating a formula.

To help you with calculated controls, here are a few reminders:

     
  • Start each [removed]or, calculation) with the equal sign (=). For example: =[UnitPrice]*.75.
     
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  • Surround field names with square brackets. For example: [UnitPrice] or [EmployeeName].
     
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  • You can open the Zoom box to see all of your expression at one time by pressing [SHIFT]+[F2].
     

Creating a Calculated Control

     
  1. View the Form in Design view
     
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  3. Choose the Text Box command on the Toolbox
     
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  5. Click in the form at the location you want the calculated control to appear
     
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  7. Press [F4] (this displays the property sheet)
     
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  9. In the Control Source property box, enter your expression
     
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  11. Close the Property Sheet
     
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  13. Switch to Form view
     
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  15. Verify your calculated control is working properly