Each Microsoft Access database object (database objects: An Access database contains objects such as tables, queries, forms, reports, pages, macros, and modules. An Access project contains objects such as forms, reports, pages, macros, and modules.) is designed for a particular purpose. In the following table, Yes identifies the objects that are best at performing a particular task, Possible identifies objects that can perform the task, though less optimally, and No identifies objects that don't perform the task at all.
Data access pages have the following advantages over printed reports:
- Pages bound to data display current data because they are connected to a database.
- Pages are interactive. Users can filter, sort, and view just the records that they want.
- Pages can be distributed electronically by using e-mail. Recipients will see current data each time they open the message.