Access - Query sorting not working

Please offer why when I specify in a query to sort on one or more fields, the sorting does not happen in the output table?

I set the sorting specifications in query design.

Thank you.
exp vgAsked:
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Dale FyeCommented:
I assume that "in the output table" you are actually referring to a report.

Sort orders assigned in a query have not effect on the sorting of a report.  You must specifically specify groups and sorting within the report definition.  What version of Access are you using?

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Also, inspect the SQL View and see if the ORDER BY reflects your desired sort order. You can even edit this manually.
A form or a report looks at a query as being a table. It displays the records with the original order.
If you group records in a query, a form or report will know nothing about that, and treats the result as a table for their record sources.
To do any other processing, in a report, you need to use the report's sorting and grouping.
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Ok, this makes more sense.

Thank you everyone.
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone.
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