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13.04 Modifying Links

The default links are not set in stone. You are free do delete or add more, according to your needs. To delete a link, simply click on it (to select it); then click on the button labeled Delete Link. You can also just press the Delete key after selecting it. To add a new link, drag and drop the field from one table onto the matching field in the other table.

There are a couple of buttons that are helpful for managing links. The Auto-Arrange button rearranges the tables into an easier-to-read layout, which is useful when handling a report with many tables. A multitude of tables makes difficult the visualization of their relationship with one another and the overall structure. The Auto-Link button rebuilds the links based on whether you want to link by field name or by index. This comes in handy for undoing any new links you added, should you want to start from scratch. The Clear Links button removes all the links between the tables. The Link Options button opens the Link Options dialog box, shown in Figure 14 -3.

Figure 13-3. The Link Options dialog box.

The Link Options dialog box establishes...

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