Sort limit in Access


E

Ernest Stokely

I am encountering a strange problem with a straightforward Access sort
in a query. It sorts the first 249 records in ascending order, then
starts all over again for the remainder of the records (about 25
more). I have tried this on a couple of fields in the table, and it
does the same thing (meaning there is nothing peculiar about the data
in the field that is causing the problem). I cannot find anything that
says there should be a limit on the number of records that a query
will sort up to the limit of the database size (1 GB).

?? Any suggestions, anyone?

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L

Liz

What's your field data type for each field that is giving
the problem?
 
M

Michel Walsh

Hi,


Sorting strings that look like numbers create what look like "strange" sort.
Since "az" comes before "b", "19" comes before "2", so you may get:


1
10
11
12
2
3
4
....

if the column is a string, in reality. The sort is right, in that case.


Hoping it may help,
Vanderghast, Access MVP
 
J

John Vinson

I am encountering a strange problem with a straightforward Access sort
in a query. It sorts the first 249 records in ascending order, then
starts all over again for the remainder of the records (about 25
more). I have tried this on a couple of fields in the table, and it
does the same thing (meaning there is nothing peculiar about the data
in the field that is causing the problem). I cannot find anything that
says there should be a limit on the number of records that a query
will sort up to the limit of the database size (1 GB).
Please post the SQL view of the Query. This is NOT typical behavior!
There is no limit to the number of records that can be sorted (short
of as you say, the size of the table).
?? Any suggestions, anyone?

Pls also send reply to (e-mail address removed).
Done... but a couple of warnings. Most of us who answer questions
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G

Gary Miller

Something else that could be going on. There wouldn't be a "
" blank space at the beginning of the data for the first 249
records, is there?

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Gary Miller
Gary Miller Computer Services
Sisters, OR
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