A common problem in Access is the lack of drilldown reports.  Our approach to this is to build something where you get a similar drilldown result but using clickable links to more detailed reports relative to a record being selected.  YES, you can build drilldown reports that act and feel more like a drilldown report (we do this using forms actually, which respond based on clicks).  But for a quick drilldown experience, try this:

Create a master report, include the generalized data you want, and be sure to include the primary key on the record as a hidden field (usually your auto number).

 

Then take the field you want to act as a drill down, change it’s format to “Hyperlink”, and create an event on click for it like this:

This will result in you opening up a different detailed report which is filtered to ONLY this record from your main report.  SIMPLE!  But effective!

Note, I like to open these forms or reports in acFormReadOnly to prevent users from accidentally editing their data.

Jeff Shirley

Jeff Shirley

Founder & CEO
Jeff brings over 27 years of experience to the table, along with numerous awards, certifications, and real-world implementations.  His database solutions are currently running in industries including government, mining, agriculture, finance, education, science, research, non-profits, and healthcare businesses around North America and serve thousands of users day to day.  Jeff is a five-time MVP Award recipient for Microsoft Access, acknowledging contributions to community projects, evangelism, and educational outreach on Microsoft technologies.  Today there are less than 50 Access MVP’s worldwide. While Jeff focuses day to day on business management, IoT development, IT integrations and design, database architecture or other typical complex tasks, he also is a co-owner of Blue Heron Gardens, a commercial apiary running over 200 beehives.  Fresh honey is a small perk for many of our clients!

Mitch Redekopp

Partner
Mitch works with our clients day to day ensuring web development and IT projects are done to exceed customer expectations.  His background includes formal training in IT, Microsoft and CompTIA certifications, real-world business experience, and a true dedication to ensuring clients receive timely and professional support on their projects with Rivercity Technology Services.  Given the most difficult requests for IT solutions, Mitchell can assist our clients in finding a path to the best options which deliver results for our clients.  Mitchell is an avid soccer player and Manchester City fan, be sure to talk soccer with him when you can.