Sort buttons in access 2003 FORM

How do I create a command button in an access FORM to sort ascending and descending?

I tried using the runcommand with ascending/descending, but access 2003 says it cannot run that command at this time.
jbradford777Asked:
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rockiroadsCommented:
What do you want it sorted by? by any field on the screen or selected fields?

if u right click on a field, there is already a sort option
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rockiroadsCommented:
to order in vba, you do this

Me.OrderBy = "MyFieldName"
Me.OrderByOn = True

'descending is
Me.OrderBy = "MyFieldName DESC"


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jbradford777Author Commented:
OK, I realize there are sort buttons already on a form, however I need to add buttons for people who don't use access...no right clicking, no nothing, just a button that tells them they can sort.  It's to sort by any field in the form.  I just started writing VBA, so, I really don't know how to start or finish the code you placed above???
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rockiroadsCommented:
ok, a form can have several fields right? lets say you want to filter on one or more. But to avoid confusion as what the sort is, maybe a button next to each textbox that you want to sort on.

So create a button, lets say its called txtFred. The fieldname in this table is called Wilma. So on the click event of txtFred, you would want to sort by Wilma.
If you want it toggable so it orders by ascending or descending then we simply check the current order value

eg

private sub txtFred_Click()

    if Me.OrderBy = "Wilma" then
        Me.OrderBy = "Wilma DESC"
    else
        Me.OrderBy = "Wilma"
    end if
    Me.orderbyon =true
end sub
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jbradford777Author Commented:
OK, what if it's highest cost vs. lowest cost (not a text field, it's a number)

The field name is 4-Week Total Cost...do I put it in [4-Week Total Cost] brackets or "4-Week Total Cost"?
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jbradford777Author Commented:
oh, here's the code...it works, but it only sorts one way, how do you put the toggle in to switch from asc to desc.?

Private Sub Command72_Click()
   
    If Me.OrderBy = [4-Week Total Cost] Then
        Me.OrderBy = [4-Week Total Cost DESC]
    Else
        Me.OrderBy = "4-Week Total Cost"
    End If
    Me.OrderByOn = True

End Sub
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jbradford777Author Commented:
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rockiroadsCommented:
Needs to be in quotes and text consistent


If Me.OrderBy = "[4-Week Total Cost]" Then
        Me.OrderBy = "[4-Week Total Cost DESC]"
    Else
        Me.OrderBy = "[4-Week Total Cost]"
    End If
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