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Automatic Record Numbering
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 months ago

Automatic Numbering of Rows. Renumber on Add, Delete.

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Learn how to have Access automatically number your records sequentially, starting at 1 and counting up. This is handy if you want to show a count of records. Renumber them when you add, edit, or delete records too.

Julian from the UK (a Learning Connection Member) asks: Is there any way to number records in order, starting with 1 and counting up? I need the list to renumber itself when I add or delete records. AutoNumbers don't work, obviously. 


We'll modify the form so you can add a custom sort order that YOU can control, instead of relying on Access to number the records for us. We'll add a delete button, a renumber button, and buttons to move items up and down in the sort order.

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Michelle Seidelin 
7 months ago
Hello Richard and Alex

Just wondering if any of you have any suggestions on how to make a delete button code as I'm able to delete unwanted items in my order details rather than having my record selectors same as Richard shows in the following video for the lighting and sorting Contacts in Automatic Numbering of Records. Renumber Counter on Add, Delete. EXTENDED CUT MEMBERS ONLY Read More...
Michelle Seidelin
7 months ago

Alex Hedley
7 months ago
Sorry I'm not sure what you actually want to do?
You are showing the Form that has a delete button, do you want that adding to your Order Details Form?
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