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Access Form: Drag and drop items to create order?

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I have no idea if this is possible, but I figure if anyone knows, it will be someone here.

I have a set of records in my database that need to be in a particular order in a report. There is no alphabetical order or id number that can be used in this case. The order of the records will also change occasionally when other records are added.

Currently, have a form in Datasheet view that I can use to do this, but I am using an added field titled "OrderNumber" to change the order. However, this way is clumsy and confusing.

I would really like the user to use some kind of 'drag and drop' method to set the order of the records, but I have no idea if this is possible.

Is there a way to do this? If not, does anyone have any suggestions? I don't know if this is even possible. I am not sure where to start with this.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 2000 total points
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http://www.peterssoftware.com/dd.htm

I used Peter's DnD app many times ... nothing short of amazing.  Download the sample db and check it out.

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BTW ... there is a re-ordering sample in the fully functional demo db.

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Thank you for the suggestion!

I checked it out and purchased it. It appears to be something that will solve this problem.

However, I am not sure how to use it yet.  I am going to try to figure it out, but I will probably be posting a question about the DnD app in the next few days. ;)
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