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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
John
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Default sort button

I have a datasheet form that I would like to click on the column header and
then click on a button (a to z) or (z to a) that will sort the data in either
ascending or descending order. This is simple if I leave the toolbar enabled
but I would like to do this with a command button. I'm not a programmer and
have little understanding of module etc. Any advice
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
fredg
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Default sort button

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:19:02 -0800, john wrote:

I have a datasheet form that I would like to click on the column header and
then click on a button (a to z) or (z to a) that will sort the data in either
ascending or descending order. This is simple if I leave the toolbar enabled
but I would like to do this with a command button. I'm not a programmer and
have little understanding of module etc. Any advice


Simply Right-click on the column header and select Sort Ascending or
Sort Descending from the shortcut menu.

Or if you must create your own code you can't use the column header.

You can code "each" control's double-click event:

If Me.OrderBy = "[ThisFieldName] Desc" then
Me.OrderBy = "[ThisFieldName]"
Else
Me.OrderBy = "[ThisFieldName] Desc"
End If
Me.OrderByOn = True

Change ThisFieldName to whatever the actual name of the field is. Make
sure it's within brackets and quotes as above.

Click on the actual control to re-sort when wanted, not on the column
header. Click a second time to re-sort again.


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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Linq Adams via AccessMonster.com
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Default sort button

Fred has given you some good approaches, including the double-click event of
your textboxes. The reason he suggested using this approach is that you
cannot have Command Buttons on a Datasheet View Forms, only on Single View
Forms or Continuous View Forms!

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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
John
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Default sort button

THANKS!!!

"fredg" wrote:

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:19:02 -0800, john wrote:

I have a datasheet form that I would like to click on the column header and
then click on a button (a to z) or (z to a) that will sort the data in either
ascending or descending order. This is simple if I leave the toolbar enabled
but I would like to do this with a command button. I'm not a programmer and
have little understanding of module etc. Any advice


Simply Right-click on the column header and select Sort Ascending or
Sort Descending from the shortcut menu.

Or if you must create your own code you can't use the column header.

You can code "each" control's double-click event:

If Me.OrderBy = "[ThisFieldName] Desc" then
Me.OrderBy = "[ThisFieldName]"
Else
Me.OrderBy = "[ThisFieldName] Desc"
End If
Me.OrderByOn = True

Change ThisFieldName to whatever the actual name of the field is. Make
sure it's within brackets and quotes as above.

Click on the actual control to re-sort when wanted, not on the column
header. Click a second time to re-sort again.


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I do not reply to personal e-mail
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