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Datasheet view form - Can't sort on a calculated field

Posted on 2014-02-08
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I have a form which opens in datasheet view mode.  There are several fields on the form that are "sortable".  But then there is one particular field that is a calculated field that I can't sort by.  Is it possible that you can't sort with a calculated field?

I have tab stop - Yes
Enabled = Yes
Locked = No

If any of that is causing this.

--Steve
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Gustav Brock earned 2000 total points
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If you move the calculation to the query you use as source, it should be doable.

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You can't sort on the field because it is not part of the recordsource.  It is a property of the form.  Gustav's solution is what you need to do.
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Yes.  You are correct.  I moved the calculation to the query and removed it from the field property on the form and it works perfectly.  Thank you very much.
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Excellent again.  Thank you.
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You are welcome!

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