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Sort grayed out?

Hi,

One of my coworkers just had Access 2007 installed on his computer. Everything works normally except for when he goes into a table in datasheet view and tries to sort a column. The A-Z and the little 'column shortcut' menu are disabled.

When I go into the same table on my computer (also Access 2007), I can sort!

Any ideas?

TIA,
Joanne

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When an app works on one PC but not another, especially with a new installation of Access, you have to think about missing references on the errant machine.

Can the other users add/edit records? I'm not positive, but the other user not having the appropriate permissions might be coming into play.
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Could the cursor just be in an unsortable field? A memo for instance?
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It was a memo field...never occurred to me. Thanks a bunch!
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Sometimes the simplest solutions are hard to see.

That's why I am here... Simplicity is my speciality ^^
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Sounds like another candidate for your signature quotes there ST!
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Nah, I can't quote myself
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