Turn Access forms into HTML pages in five steps

Easily convert your Access information to a server-ready Web page using Data Access Pages and the page wizard. Mary Ann Richardson walks you through the process.

You have Access query results that you would like to publish as an HTML page over your intranet so your employees can access the data from their browsers. You could export the query to an HTML file, but then you realize that the columns of data are too hard to read. For your own department, you have created a read-only form that the employees use to navigate the query results, where you've changed the field names to more meaningful captions. To export the datasheet view of the form to an HTML page, follow these steps:

  1. In the Database Window, click the Form Object button.
  2. Right-click the form you created from the query.
  3. Select HTML Documents from the Save As Type drop-down box.
  4. Click Export All.
  5. Click OK to accept the default HTML template.

Note the HTML page created includes a header row with field names (including the changed labels). It also formats the fields as formatted in the form, making it much easier to read than an HTML document created from the query datasheet view.

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