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controlling record order

controlling record order

controlling record order

(OP)
I have a report that shows data from a survey across multiple years.  One of the bound controls is a survey date field which is placed in the details section.  The report is also grouped by another category of information.  I would like the data to show up consistently in the same year order

e.g.
Survey date = 1999
Survey date = 2000
. . . in that order for each record.  Instead, some records have year 2000 first and some have year 1999 first -- this is a little tedious for the reader -- what suggestions does anyone have?

RE: controlling record order

What you might try is putting an expression in your underlying query to capture the year portion of the date:

Year: DatePart("yyyy",SurveyDate)

In the report itself, use Sorting/Grouping and set a group control on the Year field; you can either use or not use a group header/footer depending on how you want the info displayed.

Hope this helps.

Larry De Laruelle
larry1de@yahoo.com

RE: controlling record order

(OP)
Thanks for your reply -- actually, I did go to the report and saw that the date field was not included in the sorting/grouping.  When I added it, that took care of the problem.

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