Watch this: Use the Bug Database template

Benjamin Hodes, Access Program Manager

This video shows you how to use a few of the features of the Access 2007 Bugs database template. For example, you'll see how to create a new bug, search for bugs, and how to view or edit bug details.


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Using the Bugs database template

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This video shows you some of the basic operations you can do with the Bugs database template, such as creating, editing, and searching for bugs.

Create a new bug

  1. On the Bug List form, click New Bug.
  2. In the Create New Bug form, fill in the fields with appropriate values for the bug.
  3. When you are finished filling in the form, do one of the following:
    • Click Create Bug to add the bug to the database and close the Create New Bug form.
    • Click Save and Create New Bug to add the bug to the database and reset the Create New Bug form so that you can enter a new bug. This is useful if you want to enter several bugs in succession.
    • To cancel entry of the current bug, click Cancel or click the close button.

Search for text in the Bugs database

You can quickly search for text across bugs and fields by using the Search Bugs feature of the database.

  • On the Bug List form, type the text you are looking for in the Search Bugs box, and then click the Search button Button image or press ENTER. For example, type your username in the box to find all bugs that you have opened or that have been assigned to you.

To clear the search    

  • Click Button image next to the Search Bugs box.

View and edit the details of a bug

While viewing bugs in the Bug List form, you can quickly open the Bug Details form to see more information about the bug. On the Bug List form, do one of the following:

  • Click the ID number of the bug that you want to view.
  • Double-click anywhere on the row of the bug that you want to view.

Access displays the Bug Details form, where you can view and edit the details of the bug. For example:

  • To print the bug details, click Print.
  • To send an e-mail message that contains the details of the bug, click Email.
  • To add a comment to a bug, click Add A Comment, type the comment in the Create Comment dialog box, and then click Save Comment.
  • When you are finished viewing or editing the bug, click Save, and then click the Close button.

    View and edit closed bugs

    When you close a bug, it no longer appears on the Bug List form. However, the bug is still stored in the database if you need to review, edit, or reopen it. To view closed bugs:

    • On the Bug List form, click Closed Bugs.

    While the Closed Bugs form is displayed, you can view and edit the bugs by using the procedure outlined in the section View and edit the details of a bug.

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    Applies to:
    Access 2007