Solved

how to return data in chronological order in Access

Posted on 2014-12-10
3
174 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-10
Can an Expert provide the solution to my question on Access please.

Each day data is entered in an Access Database through a Form and 'notes' are included with the date of entry

When we open an item we need the Notes to be displayed in order but for some reason they are not.

i.e. they are in this order.

05/12/14
08/12/14
09/12/14
02/12/14

How do I change this so that 02/12/14 would be the first entry

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Jagwarman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 40490759
you have to apply the ORDER BY date_entry_field in the relevant query that displays the data
0
 
LVL 143

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
ID: 40490764
note: the field data type shall the date/datetime, otherwise (if its text), the ordering will not work correctly
you can read up in general in this article, though the functions as such are named differently in ms access, the principle is exactly the same: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Miscellaneous/A_1499-DATE-and-TIME-don%27t-be-scared-and-do-it-right-the-first-time.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jagwarman
ID: 40490765
Thanks Guy
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
Access custom database properties are useful for storing miscellaneous bits of information in a format that persists through database closing and reopening.  This article shows how to create and use them.
Basics of query design. Shows you how to construct a simple query by adding tables, perform joins, defining output columns, perform sorting, and apply criteria.
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question