We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Record re-order by changing date/time created

Derek Brown
Derek Brown asked
Last Modified: 2019-12-16
I have a single form layout subform that moves to any record by the record navigators. They are listed by the data and time they were created (Oldest First). One of my clients wants to be able to re-order entries. (typically when some record was missed out or something needs adding in between existing records). Because the current order is date and time I could simply add a pop up form and demand an old date and time that fitted between entries in the existing list. I just wandered if there was a more user friendly approach. Something like a pop up form with a list of the records with a drag and drop feature.

Strictly speaking there is no specific reason to have a date time created field in any record. it was originally the best way I knew to ensure that records were presented in the order that they were created

Am I asking too much for drag and drop?
Watch Question
Most Valuable Expert 2015
Distinguished Expert 2018
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 23 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE