Date sorting handles a number of common date formats, e.g.
March 13, 1898
13 Mar 1898
If it isn't a recognized format it, e.g. 13Mar1898, it will not be sorted.
ID's aren't assumed to be numbers. They're sorted as regular words. If
entered numbers you might want to enter leading zeroes, e.g. 001, 002, etc.
That will force the sorting to be correct.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] sorting
Garry, the "sort" tool works very well for me. I have dates
yyyy.mm.dd, so that form may change the result. In the instance of the
Re field, I have entered the information with the acres first, then
the location. The result is that the first digit determines the
results in the sorting operation. Hope I have understood your question
Garry Brown wrote:
> I'm confused. The "sort" tool works great on the Item column and on
alphabetic fields. It gives me really strange results if there are numeric
data in the field like dates or ID numbers. Is there a limitation to
Alphabetic sorts other than the ID column?
> Garry S Brown
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