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ACC2000: How to Find Minimum or Maximum Value Across Fields of Record
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Microsoft Access has no built-in functions that find the maximum or minimum values of numbers across the fields of a record. This article provides two custom functions that cycle through the values across fields and return the minimum or maximum values of each record.
Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. CAUTION: If you follow the steps in this example, you modify the sample database Northwind.mdb. You may want to back up the Northwind.mdb file and follow these steps on a copy of the database.
Follow these steps to create and implement Visual Basic for Applications procedures that find the minimum or maximum values:
For more information about creating custom functions, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type custom functions in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.