Sort records ascending / descending using same command button

Posted on 2003-03-28
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Dear experts, I would like to sort records ascending and descending in a continuous form using a single command button. I.e. click once to sort ascending and click again to sort descending. Sounds easy, but then I've said that before! Using Access 97. Help appreciated.
Question by:Rich292
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 200 total points
ID: 8225257
You can do something like this in your command button:
If IsNull(Me.OrderBy) Or Me.OrderBy="[MyField] DESC" Then
   Me.OrderBy = "[MyField]"
   Me.OrderBy = "[MyField] DESC"
End If
Me.OrderByOn = True

The above code switches the ordering from ascending to descending depending on the current sort order (DESC orders the field descending). MyField is the name of the field that you want to order on.


Author Comment

ID: 8225891
Fantastic! What a great start to the weekend. Many thanks.

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