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Database Name on Report

As reports are printed from a database, it is often useful to have the name of the database printed on the output. For example, you may have a number of versions of a particular MS Access database. As tests are done and reports printed, you need to know which version of the database it came from. Another way in which this method can be useful is when you copy a common report type from one database to another. If you hard code the database name, then everytime you move the report, you have to edit the name.
  • Create an unbounded text box on the report, most likely in the page footer or report footer.
  • Make the text box's control source equal to "=".
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