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Designing Custom Web Apps
Access automatically adds the mini toolbar to the app’s views. Depending on
where you are in the app, Access automatically enables and disables these
buttons. Access adds these buttons for you:
✦ Add (plus sign) navigates to a new record.
✦ Delete (trash can) deletes the current displayed record.
✦ Edit (pencil) switches the view from read-only mode to edit mode so
modifications can occur.
✦ Save (disk) saves the current changes to the record.
✦ Cancel (x) cancels changes made to the edited record without saving.
Unlike with forms in a desktop database, you must switch the web page from
view mode to edit mode to make changes. To make changes in a record, for
example, you must first click the Edit button.
For information on modifying the mini toolbar and on the layout of the views,
see “Editing views,” later in this chapter.
Navigating your app
When adding tables to your app, Access automatically creates a few views
for you. These views present your data in different formats:
✦ List view shows your data from a single record on a form, similar to the
desktop database’s form view.
✦ Datasheet view presents the data in a tabular format, similar to the
desktop database’s datasheet view in a table or form.
✦ By Group view (shown in Figure 3-14) shows the data with grouping on
the left and a list view on the right. Clicking the record in the list view on
the right displays a pop-up window where you can review the record.
When you’re creating tables in a Custom Web App, Access automatically
adds the navigation and views required to edit the data in these tables. After
you add tables to the app, the app is functional on the web.