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Hello all

I have a MSHFexgrid1 that have data from my Microsoft Access dbase.

I want to sort column 1 that have the ID AutoNumber from  MS Access.

The problem is that when i do this, i see that result:
99
98... 'going down
89
88...  'going down
29
28...  'going down
100
1

So i don't have a real descending sorting.

How can i fix this?

Thanks again

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'Sort grid
            With MSHFlexGrid1
                .Col = 1
                .Sort = flexSortStringDescending
            End With

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Question by:Wilder1626
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by:Martin Liss
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Create a column with zero width. Put the same data in the column except use Format(MyValue,  "00000"). Then sort on that column.
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honestman31 earned 668 total points
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well, there is nothing wrong with the result you are getting, the result is based on String sorting

and in String sorting  100 is less than 28   ( one is less than 2 )

try to check if there is numeric sorting option or not

.Sort = flexSortNumricDescending  ( not sure if that exist or not , however you got the idea
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by:IrogSinta
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As mentioned by honestman, you need to use flexSortNumericDescending.  For a list of other sort options, check out this link:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa261266(v=vs.60).aspx
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by:Wilder1626
ID: 38730139
Hello all

Thanks for all the help.

I will go with this:

            'Sort grid
            With Form3.MSHFlexGrid1
                .Col = 1
                .Sort = flexSortNumericDescending
            End With
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