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Sorting Records on Subform

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  • Jeff Klages
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    RE: Sorting Records on Subform

    Thank you, thank you and thank you!

    Thats the trick!

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  • Peter.Wayne
    RE: Sorting Records on Subform

    Don't use the form's filter and order properties. Set the order in the set structure. For example, if you have a set

    cases=>plaintiffs, 1:many, with a linking field of case_no
    then the plaintiffs will be in record number order within each case, but if you change the link to

    cases=>plaintiffs, 1:many, with link of case_no+left(last_name,10)
    then the plaintiffs will be in last_name order within the case,

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  • Jeff Klages
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    RE: Sorting Records on Subform

    Yes, I have set the expressions in both the Plaintiff form (which is displayed in SubformA on the MAIN form) and in the Main form properties as well. Just never changes from a recordnumber order. I verified this by adding records which should have been displayed first but always come in last.. got me baffled.

    I will keep digging.. I usually find that I did something stup.. err.. overlooked something when this happens.

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  • Tom Patten
    RE: Sorting Records on Subform


    You say this is on a form?

    Have you tried the FORM - Properties, then Filter/order tab, click on the appropriate table then enter an ORDER expression.

    Good Luck


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  • David Sander
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    RE: Sorting Records on Subform

    I would expect to find these records in at least the set linking order. Normally you would create a browse, apply an order to the browse, and then include the browse on the form by name. I doubt that you've linked by record number. Did you accidentally pick up an unrelated form or a default form by accident with no ordering included in it?


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  • Jeff Klages
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    RE: Sorting Records on Subform

    Yes.. all in the same set.

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  • Martin
    RE: Sorting Records on Subform

    The tables that these forms are built on are all in the same set, are they?

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  • Jeff Klages
    Guest started a topic Sorting Records on Subform

    Sorting Records on Subform

    Here are the details:

    "MAIN" form has 2 sections, the first with fields from the parent, the second section displays a separate form ("PLAINTIFFS") in a subform ("SUBFORM A").

    Problem is that the PLAINTIFFS form that is displayed is in the default recordnumber order. I need it to show me the records in the lastname order. I told the PLAINTIFFS form to order them by the lastname field but it has no effect. Perhaps this is because it's in a subform?

    I just know it's someting simple... but the answer is eluding me at the moment.

    Thanks in advance for your help... Jeff