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Toggle Sort Button in Access 2003 Form

Posted on 2009-05-08
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Need code to toggle between sorting ascending and descending...the code below is only sorting ascending
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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Question by:jbradford777
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by:oleggold
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try
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 asc"
    End If
    Me.OrderByOn = True
 
End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 24339007
jbradford777,

1. change the caption of your command72 button to ASC
save the changes

2. try this codes

Private Sub Command72_Click()
    if me.Command72.caption="ASC" then
         Me.OrderBy = "4-Week Total Cost"
         me.Command72.caption="DESC"
         else
          Me.OrderBy = "4-Week Total Cost desc"
         me.Command72.caption="ASC"
  end if
      Me.OrderByOn = True
 
End Sub
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by:jbradford777
ID: 31579577
AWESOME!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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by:LambertHeenan
ID: 24339712
The reason you are having trouble is that your field name has spaces in it. So when you first open the form OrderBy is a blank string "".

Then when this line executes the first time you click the button,

Me.OrderBy = "4-Week Total Cost"

the form gets sorted ascending, but Access sets OrderBy to "[4-Week Total Cost]", automatically inserting the square brackets. As a result the expression

Me.OrderBy = "4-Week Total Cost"

is always false, so your code never sorts descending. Change your code to this...

    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


and it will work.

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