OrderByOn Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use the OrderByOn property to specify whether an object's OrderBy property setting is applied. Read/write Boolean.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


The OrderByOn property uses the following settings.

Setting Visual Basic Description
Yes True The OrderBy property setting is applied when the object is opened.
No False (Default) The OrderBy property setting isn't applied when the object is opened.

Note  For reports, you can set the OrderByOn property by using the report's property sheet , a macro , or Visual Basic .

For all other objects, you can set the OrderByOn property by clicking a Sort button on the toolbar or by using Visual Basic.

When a new object is created, it inherits the RecordSource , Filter , OrderBy, OrderByOn, and FilterOn properties of the table or query it was created from.


The following example displays a message indicating the state of the OrderByOn property for the "Mailing List" form.

MsgBox "OrderByOn property is " & Forms("Mailing List").OrderByOn

Applies to | Form Object | Report Object

See Also | Filter Property | FilterOn Property | OrderBy Property