Comparing time of day when switching from 9:59 to 10:00

I have to look at data that comes in like below in a plain text file and decide where the last record was.  It seems the best way to do it is by comparing the time-of-day field (ie: Do When Field(3) > "").  The problem is, in the example below, wouldn't the first record listed actually "sort" after the second record listed (because of the 9 and the 1)?  If so, what is a better way to compare and decide where to start rather than converting all the times to seconds?  There could be several thousands of them.


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That rather depends on what sort method you are using. A sort to include the groups of digits to the left of the time could be unreliable, though, as it stands, a simple alphanumeric sort would keep the order as shown. (1,1 comes before 1,7).
You would have to pull out the time value and compare that. Do you have Excel or Access? If you have a large file, importing to one of those and sorting would be faster than manipulating each record in VB.
Assuming that you are just sorting on the time column then if you are thinking that "10:18:55" comes before "09:57:26" then don't worry, it doesn't because the leading zero will make sure that 09 comes before 10. If however the leading zero wasn't there then yes 10 would come before 9.

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Super.  Thanks!!
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