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Keeping ascending order continuous!

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  • Keeping ascending order continuous!

    Hi guys, thank you very much for your last prompt answer to my problems, alas i have another one, i am new to the alpha software and have looked through the menus and cant find anything relating to our issue.

    My records in the first column were in numerical order, in the last two days they have jumped all over the place after entering new records, i along as the other users have to keep right clicking on the column heading and choose ascending sort to put it back to normal, is it me being dumb again or is there an easy way to fix this? :-)

  • #2
    Re: Keeping ascending order continuous!

    It would seem you are talking about a browse? Is this a saved browse? If so, edit it and set the order in the Browse menu, Properties dialog.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Keeping ascending order continuous!

      Hi there, i have two databases one in tables/sets and one in forms i have nothing in any other tabs along the top yet, basically it is a database of people and each have a number reference, i can see your image and when i open the database it says browse default but dont know how to get into the properties to change it, doh! sorry lol :-)

      Any further help would be appreciated thanks...


      • #4
        Re: Keeping ascending order continuous!

        it says browse default
        You can't set (and save) the order for the default browse. You can save the default browse with your name of choice and set the order for that saved browse.

        When you then open the saved browse the records will be in the order you chose.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Keeping ascending order continuous!

          Hi Stan, yes i understand that and it has done what it should have for two weeks but now the last entries are disappearing and then once we sort into ascending they come back, any ideas?


          • #6
            Re: Keeping ascending order continuous!

            Do you have an index defined in the table for the file represented in the first column ? If so it may need rebuilding/updating.
            There can be only one.