Microsoft KB Archive/101373

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ACC1x: Run-Time Version Partially Displays Sorting And Grouping


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Access Distribution Kit, version 1.1


In the run-time version of Microsoft Access, a report's Sorting And Grouping dialog box is partially displayed. You can see the box's title bar, as well as the title bar of the Group Properties section.


If you create an application for distribution, and you want to change the sorting and grouping properties for a report in the application without allowing the user to see the dialog box, set the Echo action's Echo On argument to No, so that the screen is not updated while the macro is running.

You can also prevent users from switching to Design view by using macros and forms to control what actions the user can take while in the application.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft Access Distribution Kit version 1.1. This problem no longer occurs in the Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit version 2.0.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In the sample database NWIND.MDB, create the following macro:

          Macro Name     Action
          Test1        OpenReport
          Test1 Actions:
             Report Name: Catalog
             View: Design
             Menu Bar: Report
             Menu Name: View
             Command: Sorting And Grouping 
  2. Save this macro as AUTOEXEC. Close the database and quit Microsoft Access.
  3. Start the run-time version of Microsoft Access with NWIND.MDB. To do this, switch to Program Manager and choose Run from the File menu. Type the following in the command line:


    Note that the Sorting And Grouping dialog box is partially displayed. As you tab through the dialog box, cells that contain text are visible.


For information about other methods of sorting and grouping reports, search for "GroupHeader," "GroupFooter," "GroupInterval," or "GroupOn" using the Microsoft Access Help menu.

Additional query words: runtime run-time

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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