Microsoft KB Archive/103190

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ACC1x: Cannot Use First() and Last() Functions in a Report


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1


Microsoft Access returns a #ERROR message in your Report field when you use First() or Last() functions.


It may be possible to use DFirst() or DLast() domain aggregate functions to achieve the results you want. However, these functions ignore any sorting or grouping in your report. You may need to supply a criteria to these domain functions to return the data desired.


This problem no longer occurs in Microsoft Access version 2.0.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Open the sample database NWIND.MDB.
  2. Open the Alphabetical List of Products report in Design view.
  3. Add an unbound text box to the Report Header section as follows:

          Object: Text Box
          ControlName: First Product
          ControlSource: =First([Product Name]) 
  4. From the File menu, choose Print Preview.

       The text box that you added, First Product, evaluates to #ERROR. 


Microsoft Access "Language Reference," versions 1.0 and 1.1, page 139

Additional query words: first last pounderror

Keywords : kbusage
Issue type : kbbug
Technology :

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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