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  • List component sorting incorrectly

    Hello everyone.

    Still working on trying to use UX's. I have created a test using a table. I created a list control from the table. The PK is Computer_ID and it is an autonumber. When the list display it is sorting as if the Computer_ID is not a number but a character, 1,10,100 etc instead of 1 ,2, 3 etc. I have gone to the List Layout and changed Sort Where from ServerSide to ClientSide and it makes no difference. Is there somewhere else I'm supposed to set the sort order?

    Thanks

    -John
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    forgot one of the screen captures
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    • #3
      Why would you auto increment a primary key field as character and not integer in your database?
      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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      • #4
        That's my question, why is the list sorting that way? The autonumber by definition is a number (and it is a number, a long integer) so that's why I'm asking the question, why is the list sorting like a character field? Is there something I need to do in a list that is different than a grid? It works just fine in a grid and always has but when I try going to a UX and try to use a list is behaves differently.

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        • #5
          And to baffle me more...(1) when the List first displays it show the list sorted correctly for a fraction of a second and then goes to the incorrect sort (with me not touching anything) and (2) if I click on the Computer_ID heading it sorts correctly.

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          • #6
            I don't know what's wrong with that list so I created another one and it works just fine. Go figure.

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            • #7
              Didi your original SQL have a sort order on it?
              Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
              Albert Einstein, (attributed)
              US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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              • #8
                Originally it did, then I removed it and it made no difference. Leaving the sort order blank in the Access query, I then put a sort order into the data source SQL statement of the list control - no joy, then I removed that and put the sort order in the client-side Order Definition as Computer_ID_fk|Number|Desc and still no joy. I created this particular UX just as a test because I was having a completely other set of issues on my "real" UX where the record wouldn't save because of an error along the lines of, "XXX field is not updatable..", yet I'd already set the field to not updatable and *unbound so why was it giving me that error? That's when I decided to create a new cleaner UX, to figure out what was going on and instead I run into this sorting issue. This is so frustrating.

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                • #9
                  I give up. Created another UX and another List control. No sort orders in sight. List sorts correctly. Click on the Computer_ID_Heading and it sorts in alpha order and not numeric.

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                  • #10
                    Can somebody check to see if this works for them please? It's a simple example; an Access file with 26 records and a UX with a list control. When it opens it is sorted correctly, when I click on the ID heading it sorts as if the numbers are characters.

                    Thanks

                    -John
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                    • #11
                      This fixes the Issue but you should move to SQL Server moving forward.
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                      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                      • #12
                        Show it working.

                        https://www.screencast.com/t/xPjZpvNj
                        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                        • #13
                          Thank you Peter. Thank you very much. Please tell me it took you more than 5 seconds to figure that out so I don't feel like a complete fool for spending so much time on it. My excuse for not knowing nor seeing that is that I am new to UX's. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :)

                          My next question then is, do I need to do that for all the fields?

                          Again, thanks so much.

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                          • #14
                            Hey - its all one big never ending learning curve - always has been, always will be - the issue you have bumped into is the List Control is now so heavily featured with all kinds of work-arounds for various possibilities, its starting to get in its own way, that's why I use Viewboxes - but that's not for you just yet - keep asking your questions and the message board will help if it can. 5 minutes once I had your data in, you won't have the issue with character fields - but will bump into some on dates and logical (BIT) fields - but just ask. Glad I could help.
                            Also start using/learning SQL Server Express - makes things easier.

                            Pete
                            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                            Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                            US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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