Selasa, 15 November 2016

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


it's very odd - if I simply scroll down the records to the first one that I know contains a value in this field, the field appears blank but if I put my cursor in the field the value appears and in fact all the values that I would expect to see in the other records also appear !!!
if I move the cursor into the same field on a record that doesn't have a value in it all values disappear .
I have a requery command set in the on enter property of this field so it must be something to do with that

On Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 16:41, "Phil Knowles [MS_Access_Professionals]" <> wrote:

ok that will be fine but even though some records have values for this field they do not appear in the list to select and filter by and if I choose one of the sort options I would expect the records with values to appear at either the top or bottom but they don't appear at all
yet if I select the records that I know contain the values in this field (by filtering on another field) I can see the values in the field quite clearly 

On Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 16:29, "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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