Selasa, 15 November 2016

Re: [MS_AccessPros] Field in Form being treated a text when it is numeric



Yes, that's why you're confused.  ðŸ˜ƒ  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 [MS_Access_Professionals] <> wrote:

Hi John
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 [MS_Access_Professionals]" <> 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
text filters 
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
number filters
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?


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