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Posted on 2002-03-19
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Any idea how to sort a MSFlexGrid column of dates that are in the format of mm/dd/yyyy. The problem occures when you have single character days and 2 character days in the same column. I know I could change the format of the data, but it is formatted by another program and it is unliklely it will change.
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Can you change the format of the cells?

Private Sub sortdate(colno As Long)
Dim i
Dim mydate

For i = 0 To MSFlexGrid1.Rows - 1
MSFlexGrid1.Row = i
MSFlexGrid1.col = colno
mydate = Format(MSFlexGrid1.Text, "mm/dd/yy")
MSFlexGrid1.Text = mydate
Next

MSFlexGrid1.Sort = 2

End Sub

Private Sub Form_Click()
sortdate 0
End Sub
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1. Create a hidden column for your sorting.
2. Move formatted data from the column to be sorted to this hidden column for date and number columns.
3. Invoke the .Sort method on this hidden column.

Example:
Dim strSortData As String
For intLoop = 0 To MSFlexGrid1.Rows - 1
   MSFlexGrid1.Row = intLoop
   MSFlexGrid1.Col = parmColToSort
   Select Case parmColType
      Case "D"    'date/time
         strSortData = Format(MSFlexGrid1.Text, "yyyymmddhhnnss")
      Case "N"    'numeric
         strSortData = Format(MSFlexGrid1.Text, "0000000.0000000")
   End Select
   MSFlexGrid1.Col = parmHiddenColNum
   MSFlexGrid1.Text = strSortData
Next

MSFlexGrid1.Sort = 2    'built-in sort method

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Please note the formats required to sort (grid) string representation of date/time and numeric data.

Note:
The parm____ variables are parameters to a function that specify the column's data to be sorted and the specified hidden column.
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