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Alphanumeric Grouping
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Alphanumeric Grouping with the DMAX Function. 

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Have you ever wanted to group records alphanumerically? For example, you've got three groups set up, and you want to put people into them based on their last name. A-M goes in Group 1. N-R goes in Group 2. S-Z goes in Group 3. In this lesson I will teach you how to do just that using the DMAX function.

Nancy from Swanton, Maryland (a Gold Member) asks: I have created a database containing words from a printed dictionary. I have entered in the first word that appears on each page, and the page number. I would like to be able to search for any word, and have the database tell me what page it should appear on. For example, if page 5 starts with Elephant, and page 6 starts with Gorilla, if I search for Fox I want the database to tell me it should be on page 5.


I'll show you how to create a table to store all of the words on each page. If the word exists, it will open a form and jump to the right page, and to the word on that page. If it doesn't exist, you'll be prompted to add it. Plus lots more tips!

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