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  1. 1. Forms 5.02 Understand database queries, forms, and reports.
  2. 2. Forms 5.02 Understand database queries, forms, and reports used in business. Slide <ul><li>A database object that is used to create a user-friendly format for data entry and retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>May include drop-down menus, instructions, navigational controls, and graphics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Uses <ul><li>Online reservations for hotels, flights </li></ul><ul><li>Entering contact and billing information online </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic card catalog in the media center </li></ul>5.02 Understand database queries, forms, and reports used in business. Slide
  4. 4. Advantages of Forms <ul><li>Searching for information is faster </li></ul><ul><li>Data entry is faster </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read and understand </li></ul><ul><li>Allow information to be censored </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, a hotel reservation form posted on the web may allow users to select a type of room and the arrival and departure dates, but prevent or hide users from viewing the details of the hotel rates. </li></ul></ul>5.02 Understand database queries, forms, and reports used in business. Slide
  5. 5. Common Elements of Forms <ul><li>Graphics – lines, shapes, images </li></ul><ul><li>Data – content from records in the database </li></ul><ul><li>Calculations – forms can contain formulas that perform calculations </li></ul><ul><li>Controls – define how data can be entered, viewed, or used in calculations </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive text – help text and hints for users </li></ul><ul><li>Subforms – forms embedded in and connected to a main form through a common field. </li></ul>5.02 Understand database queries, forms, and reports used in business. Slide

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