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Sort Order with parentheses in text field

Sort Order with parentheses in text field

Sort Order with parentheses in text field

(OP)
Hey, Gang -
Have a simple table with a text field which has the following data - sorted ASC:
CH2-(Cb,S)
CH2(CN)-(C)
CH2-(CO,=C)

It appears to ignore the dashes. I cannot find any reference to this issue anywhere. Weird.

Any Help?


RE: Sort Order with parentheses in text field

I think this has been around for a while. A solution is to use Replace() to replace the hyphen with another character if you need to sort by the field.

Duane
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP

RE: Sort Order with parentheses in text field

(OP)
Thanks, Duane
Wow - been doing this for 45 years and cannot believe I have not run into this before.
Any 'official' explanation / link from, say Microsoft, or any IT group that you know of?
Bummed out, but still looking...

RE: Sort Order with parentheses in text field

(OP)
Thanks, All.
Not sure how I missed this all these years.
"Never too old to learn", eh?

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