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Access .sortfield not working

Chuck Lowe
Chuck Lowe asked
Last Modified: 2015-11-01
I'm using Access 2010. I'm calling a query.

SELECT P.ClientID, P.PlanId, P.PlanName, P.Participants, P.PlanStatus, Iif(P.DocTypeNo=1,"C",iif(P.DocTypeNo=2,"P","V")) as DocTypeNo
FROM tbl_Plans AS P;

Based on selections I add a sort field to the query

                    Case 2
                        strField = "[PlanID]"
                    Case 3
                        strField = "[PlanName]"
                    Case 4
                        strField = "[Participants]"
                    Case 5
                        strField = "[PlanStatus]"
                    Case 6
                        strField = "[DocTypeNo]"
                End Select

My issue is with DocTypeNo. When I pass it DocTypeNo I get an Error. Sort order cannot be applied. All other sort work fine.
At first I thought it was do to the alias AS DocTypeNo so I changed it to DocType in the query and in Access but I still get the same error. I even tried encasing the entire evaluation in () but I still get the error. Running the query outside of the access form works fine.

Any Ideas?
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