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ASP Date Sort

Thread began 4/20/2010 11:29 am by bjgarner241692 | Last modified 4/23/2010 11:39 am by Jason Byrnes | 716 views | 6 replies |

bjgarner241692

ASP Date Sort

I need to sort the records in a WADA_Recordset by the Date Field.

Sorts fine in Access, field is setup as a date field.

When I use ORDER BY ExpiryDate, I get:

12/1/2010
4/15/2010

It is sorting on the 1 in 12 (December) rather than the Month in proper order. Expanded, I'm going to get:

October
November
December
April
August
February .....

I've tried from the recordset and I've tried adding a Server Sort Behaviour but I get the same result. 2 hours of Googling has netted me zero.

Does anyone have a solution? I suspect I need something like dateformat() in the Query but I have no idea what the syntax would be.

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bjgarner241692

On review, I don't know what this is doing. It's like it is completely ignoring the sort because my results show:

12/31/2010
4/15/2010
10/15/2010
8/1/2010
6/19/2010

That is:

Dec
Apr
Oct
Aug
Jun

Sort should be Ascending:

Apr
Jun
Aug
Oct
Dec

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

can you send a copy of your page so I can look at the code?

In a quick test I created an access DB and created a SQL statement to sort by the date column and the results were correct.

I agree with your statement that it is ignoring the ORDER BY clause. to test this, I would write the SQL being used to the screen, If you send a copy of your page, I can give the exact code needed to write the recordset sql to the screen.

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bjgarner241692

As requested, file attached.
thanks

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Renewals_Results.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

your recordset does not include an order by clause?:

WADARenewals_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT ID, HomeName, ContactPerson, Feature, PostingDate, ExpiryDate, Address, City, Zip, Prov, Email, Fee FROM Renewals"



maybe try using the format function in the order by clause to force the months to be 2 digits.

try changing that to:

WADARenewals_cmd.CommandText = "SELECT ID, HomeName, ContactPerson, Feature, PostingDate, ExpiryDate, Address, City, Zip, Prov, Email, Fee FROM Renewals ORDER BY Format(ExpiryDate, 'mm/dd/yyyy')"





to write the SQL being used to the screen, add the following after the body tag:
[code]
<%= WADARenewals_cmd.CommandText %>

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bjgarner241692

I do not understand why or how that is but I most certainly had inserted an ORDER by clause in there and had tested it extensively. I have noticed lots of weird behaviours around recordsets on pages with WA behaviours. You update a recordset, click OK, but it either does not update the code or it inserts a new RS and a new connection string. Perhaps that is what happened.

In any event, it is now sorting with a simple ORDER BY ExpiryDate.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

OK, Glad to hear it is working.

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