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Summary List of Reports Generated by Total Access Analyzer for Your Microsoft Access Databases

Microsoft Access Database Documentation ReportsTotal Access Analyzer includes 380+ reports, making it the most powerful documentation and analysis program for Microsoft Access professionals.

You can customize the header and footer of the reports from the Options button. Many of the reports allow you to filter the objects or issues.

Each database's documentation is stored separately, so you can always go back to your previously documented data.

The reports are organized into these major categories:

This page features a subset of reports with links to images and details.

Click here for a complete list of all Total Access Analyzer documentation reports.


Microsoft Access Database Documentation Summary Database Summary

An overview of what's in your database.


Object Cross Reference Analysis

Cross-Reference reports show where and how objects are used. Knowing this information is critical before making modifications to individual objects


Database Flow Diagrams

Hierarchical diagrams visually revealing how objects reference each other through multiple levels.

  • Application Flow Diagram showing procedure and event flow for the entire database
  • Data Diagram showing how data flows from tables into queries, forms, reports, etc.
  • Object Diagram showing what objects are referenced by a form, report, or query.

Application, Data Flow, and Object diagrams can be redrawn to show the hierarchy of a single object. The redrawn diagram can also be printed from the Documentation Explorer, allowing you to print a report of a single object's diagram.

Application Flow Diagram
Application Flow Diagram
Data Flow Diagrams
Data Diagram
Object Flow Diagrams
Object Diagram

More information on Diagram Displays and Reports


Errors, Suggestions, and Performance Tips

Total Access Analyzer detects a wide range of issues to help you create better Access applications by flagging items that will cause it to crash, and offering suggestions to improve your application and performance. A list of issues detected is available here.

Error Reports

Errors are problems that will most likely cause your Access application to crash. For instance, references to objects that were deleted or renamed crash when the user encounters them. When Total Access Analyzer detects these errors, you should examine them carefully and fix them before deploying your database.

Suggestion Reports

Suggestions incorporate our knowledge of Best Development Practices for creating professional Access applications. Suggestions cover items that are not necessarily going to cause your application to crash or perform poorly, but may make it easier to maintain, support, and appear more polished.

For instance, we may note that certain objects or code are unused, but that doesn't mean you have to delete them. Most suggestion reports are lists of issues. These two powerful reports are the results of analysis that you should review them to determine next steps:

Performance Tips

Performance tips are ideas where you may be able to enhance the speed of your application. Certainly, many tips are not relevant because you've already implemented the most efficient solution. Nonetheless it's helpful to consider these ideas or objects that may be made more efficient.


Module Analysis

Module Printouts

Total Access Analyzers offers two reports to print your modules. The first is the standard display of your code as is, the second formats your code to indent the logic loops and show brackets around loops and exit arrows from them:

Microsoft Access Module Printout Report
Standard Module Printout with Procedure Index
Microsoft Access Module Formatted and Bracketed Loops Report
Bracketed and Formatted Module Printout

Module VBA Code Analysis

Plus many other reports on module contents such as VBA functions, labels, variables, DoCmd, constants, compiler conditions, etc.


Basic Documentation

There are a large number of reports for each Access object type. Here are some examples.

Form and Report Blueprints

Quickly see what each form and report looks like with each control annotated:

Microsoft Access Form Blueprint with Annotated Controls
Form Blueprint
Microsoft Access Report Blueprint with Annotated Controls
Report Blueprint

Table Documentation

Query Documentation

Form Documentation

Report Documentation

Macro Documentation

  • Macro Dictionary listing all macro lines with indentations for IF..ELSE..ENDIF loops
    (available for standard and embedded macros in forms and reports)

Additional Reports

Many other reports cover these areas:

  • Database
  • Object Inventory
  • ActiveX Controls and where they are used
  • Import Export Specifications
  • Relationships
  • Workgroup and Security
  • Command Bar
  • Data Access Page
  • System Reports
  • ADP Documentation
    • Database Diagrams
    • Stored Procedures
    • Views

for more information, visit the Entire list of reports available in Total Access Analyzer

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