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how to sort rows in grid using lookup field column?

Posted on 2001-06-11
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Hi,

Is there anyway to sort rows in grid using column that is based on lookup field?

The grid contains one lookup field that is pointing to the master file record ( i.e. EmployeeName ), I need to sort the rows based on the Employee's Name.  How?

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Question by:llkhor
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Mohammed Nasman earned 50 total points
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Hello

  If you want to sort ur data in ur grid, you need to do that in the dataset (table or query), for table, make an index in the field that u want to sort on, then from table property
IndexFieldName = anyindexfield u make

or u can use the query and order by to sort any field u like, in the query component sql text:
'select * from customer oder by company' if you want to sort ur data using the company field

also you can download some dbgrid from torry that could sort ur data
http://www.torry.net/db_grids.htm

Best regards
Mohammed Nasman
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by:llkhor
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mnasman :  I know both the methods you described, i am just curious if u could do sorting with lookup field (kind=fkLookup) instead.  

Thanks.
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by:kretzschmar
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only with a query by including the field, which is referenced like

select a.*, b.lookupresultfield from tableA a, tableB b where a.lookupidfield = b.idfield order by b.lookupresultfield

in some databases b.fields must not be included into the fieldlist after the select in some other databases is this a must

meikl ;-)
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Thanks for the feedbacks....  
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Upon review of the comments here, I am recommending this disposition:

        points to mnasman

Please post a comment if you disagree.

DanRollins -- EE database cleanup volunteer
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per recommendation.

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