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Sorting data in Access

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Dragn73, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Dragn73

    Dragn73 Thread Starter

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    I have a table named Contacts with a First and last Name field and then a combo box on a form named issues that uses a drop down to select one of these contacts. I also have an Add button next that pulls up the Contacts form and allows for someone to add a new contact name to the table and thus adding it to the drop down for next time. I am trying to get that to sort by Last Name then First name and I am not having much luck. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Rockn

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    Set the Oder By property for the dropdown to Last name, first name
     
  3. Dragn73

    Dragn73 Thread Starter

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    And where do i find that order by property for the drop down? I looked the property list and didn't see it or am i looking in the wrong spot?

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  4. OBP

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    Personally I prefer to base the Combo Box on a Query and do the sorting in the Query.
     
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