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I have a column of numbers that are the same for most records and occasionally a different number gets into the list and i want to find this different numbers one at a time. I don't want to sort my records because i want to preserve the arrangment of my records
Posted 18-Sep-13 19:47pm
m2cm260
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RedDk at 19-Sep-13 2:52am
   
Well, if you have A (capital for emphasis) column chances are you have rows too. Rows are generally referred to as "records". If the records aren't indexed yet, it's suggested that you index them by adding another column. So now you have two columns; same number of records. Consecutive digits in the added column make the jumbling of whatever is in the other columns not a factor in a sort operation. So after adding the index, no matter what happens to the records, sorting on the index returns them to the right order. What's the difficulty then?
m2cm at 19-Sep-13 14:13pm
   
SchoolNumber
03499101
03499101
03499101
03499101
03499101
01111222
03499101
03499101
03499101
03499101
03499101

Thanks for your response. The above list is a snap shot of my column. As you can see it is a list of "03499101" with one "01111222" in the middle. I wont know the exact value of the "01111222" number upfront. So what I really want to accomplish is do a Find for something like "Not 03499101". But the current Find function doesnt seem to handle a "Not" qualifier or I just dont know how to incorporate that in the search box. Is there a way to do this procedure without resorting to coding? It looks like a simple search.
RedDk at 19-Sep-13 20:09pm
   
Try ALT+HFVF ... "Filter by Form". You'll even be able to use SQL commands but "*" and "?" are also viable alternatives. Type "Filter by Form" into Access Help for details.

After typing in "03499101" hit "Toggle Filter". Only the records with this value will be returned.

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