How to create a simple HR database part 4 using forms
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a simple HR database part 4 using forms. Forms are a convenient way to enter, edit, and view data in a database. They can also provide validation, navigation, and formatting features to enhance the user experience.

To create a form, we need to have a table or query that contains the data we want to display or manipulate. In our HR database, we have three tables: Staff, Absent, and Courses. We will create a form for each table, and then link them together using sub forms and buttons.

The first step is to open our HR database in Access and select the Create tab on the ribbon. Then, click on the Form Design icon to open a blank form in design view. Design view allows us to customize the layout and appearance of our form. We can add controls such as text boxes, labels, combo boxes, list boxes, buttons, and more from the Design tab on the ribbon.

To add a control, we simply click on the icon of the control we want and then drag it onto the form. We can resize and move the controls as we wish. We can also set the properties of each control from the Property Sheet pane on the right side of the screen. The properties include things like name, caption, data source, format, validation rule, etc.

Once we have added all the controls we want for our form, we can save it by clicking on the Save icon on the Quick Access Toolbar or pressing Ctrl+S. We can give it a name such as FrmStaffDetails. Then, we can switch to form view by clicking on the View icon on the ribbon or pressing F5. Form view allows us to see how our form looks and works with real data.

We can navigate through the records in our form using the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. We can also add new records or edit existing ones by typing in the text boxes or selecting values from the combo boxes or list boxes. We can also delete records by clicking on the Delete icon on the ribbon or pressing Ctrl+D.

By creating relationships in the database tools area, sub-forms are easy to make. The end result is one form that is used to enter data into three tables.
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