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Old December 19th, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Default 1. Subform = String, Chronological Date order


Can an expert please help with 2 issues I have:

1. I have a subform that is displayed in datasheet view.

Is it possible to display this as a string? Example: Dog, Cat, Bird?

2. I have a report with months displayed as Jan 05, Feb 05, etc., is it possible to put these in chronological order?

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You could display this as a string, but you would be better off using a text box instead of a subform. The recordsource for the text box would have to be a query that you set up that looks for the parent form PK in the query criteria like "[Forms]![YourFormName].[PKFieldName]"

For the report, right click on the report and select Sorting and Grouping. Find the date field, or add it, and then select ascending.


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Thanks for responding. I'm relatively new to Access so could I get a little more detail please.

The current subform's recordsource is a SQL that runs a comparison of job competencies that relate to a specific job selected from a combo box on the same form. Will any of these processes change if I change the subform to a text box?

You mentioned I could convert the current subform to a string but a text box was better, what is the downfall to converting the subform to a string instead of the text box?


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