Yes, that's why you're confused. 😃 If the query returns a text field, then the sort will be on the text, not on the underlying number.
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On Nov 15, 2016, at 5:29 PM, Phil Knowles email@example.com [MS_Access_Professionals] <MS_Access_Professionals@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
It is a new field and I have only put values in this field for a few records.
It is a field though that gets its numeric value via a query and in fact displays the related description for that value rather than the numeric value itself - is that why it is confused?
On Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 15:43, "Phil Knowles firstname.lastname@example.org [MS_Access_Professionals]" <MS_Access_Professionals@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I am using a form in datasheet mode and one o the fields is numeric.
normally if I select the box at the top of a text field it says
sort a to z
sort z to a
then it gives me a list of all the values that are contained in that field with a check box to be able to select and filter
if I do the same for a numeric field it says
sort smallest to largest
sort largest to smallest
then it gives me a similar list to above
I have a field that is numeric and contains integers
but when I select the box at the top it displays the text version of events and doesn't give me a list of values
any ideas why?
Posted by: John Viescas <email@example.com>
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