Sorting Dates by Clicking Header/Label on a continuous form

Posted on 2006-11-21
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
In my Access 2000 app I have a continuous form with three columns 'TicketNo', 'TicketDate' and 'Status'.  The labels for each of these columns in the form header are 'TicketNo_Label', 'TicketDate_Label' and 'Status_Label'.  I have logic in the 'click' event of each of the respective headers.  The logic is intended to sort the data in the column that has been clicked.  If the data is already in ascending sequence it should be sorted to descending sequence.  The logic is the same for all three field labels and it works perfectly for 'TicketNo' and 'Status' which are Strings.  The logic does nothing to sort the 'TicketDate' field which is a date.

How do I need to modify the following code to sort the date field?

Private Sub TicketDate_Label_Click()
If Me.OrderBy = "TicketDate DESC" Then
    Me.OrderBy = "TicketDate"
    Me.OrderBy = "TicketDate DESC"
End If
Me.OrderByOn = True
End Sub

For reference, the following logic which is exactly the same except for the field name, works perfectly on the other two fields:

Private Sub Status_Label_Click() '
If Me.OrderBy = "Status DESC" Then
    Me.OrderBy = "Status"
    Me.OrderBy = "Status DESC"
End If
Me.OrderByOn = True
End Sub

Private Sub TicketNo_Label_Click()
If Me.OrderBy = "TicketNo DESC" Then
    Me.OrderBy = "TicketNo"
    Me.OrderBy = "TicketNo DESC"
End If
Me.OrderByOn = True
End Sub
Question by:mlcktmguy
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mbizup earned 250 total points
ID: 17993163
Your code should work... I added it to a sample db, and it worked fine.  Verify that the column you are sorting on is indeed a date field.  Also double check that the clik event code is actually "tied" to the command button... By clicking the "..." next to the On Click event in the form's properties sheet and Selecting "Code Builder" if given that option.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17993167
>in the form's properties sheet
Should have been "In the command button's property sheet"

Author Comment

ID: 17993264
Thanks you, you are absolutely correct.  It is now working.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17993271
Glad to help ;-)

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