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how do i post the answer to a question i posted. No one on fourm had working answer. Wanted to mark as answered. RRS feed

  • Question

  • couldn't find info on how to mark post answered. WHEN I was the person to find the answer.  wanted to post my fix so if anyone else had that problem they would see at least one workaround.

    i tried to edit my post to add answer.   and close the thread.  i couldn't find a way to do that.

    Mark j


    Mark J

    Monday, February 24, 2020 6:27 PM

Answers

  • You should be able to reply to your own question and then mark that reply as an answer.
    • Marked as answer by PuzzledByWord Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM
    Monday, February 24, 2020 7:30 PM
  • this test to see if i can reply to my post AND   BE    ABLE TO MARK MY REPLY AS ANSWER. MJ

    Mark J

    • Marked as answer by PuzzledByWord Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM
    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM

All replies

  • Do you have a link? Assuming a Question (not General discussion) type, you should have some option and bottom of post.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, February 24, 2020 6:58 PM
  • Dave Patrick,

    Maybe i was not clear enough.

    yes, that is what i do when SOMEONE ELSE posts answer to my question.  I have been doing that for many years.

    "MARK AS ANSWER"  DOES NOT SHOW WHEN I POST A QUESTION.

    NOR DOES IT SHOW EVEN IF I EDIT MY POST OF A QUESTION, >>>> TO SHOW THE ANSWER TO MY POST I FOUND.<<<<

    Mark J



    Mark J

    Monday, February 24, 2020 7:25 PM
  • You should be able to reply to your own question and then mark that reply as an answer.
    • Marked as answer by PuzzledByWord Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM
    Monday, February 24, 2020 7:30 PM
  • Sounds like you may have started a thread type General discussion rather than Question. If so you can change it.

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Monday, February 24, 2020 7:31 PM
  • This question is the only recent thread I see of yours:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/a1e2fd2b-bdb6-4621-a4f6-e55431036a68/qry-get-integer-from-txtbox-on-form-the-qry-will-not-display-anything-but-first-value-used-unless-i?forum=accessdev#a1e2fd2b-bdb6-4621-a4f6-e55431036a68

    It looks like you marked your last reply in the thread as answer a little over 3 hours ago, but then immediately umarked it.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Monday, February 24, 2020 9:32 PM
  • Richard,

    because i goofed.  I "Mark as answer"  to an answer by someone else that was NOT the answer.  so i UN Marked as answer.

    1. i have not ever before been able to REPLY to my OWN post.   HAS THAT CHANGED?

    2. DO NO SEE AN OPTION FOR ME TO >>> MARK AS ANSWER <<< TO MY ORIG POST.

    3. PLEASE look at top of this page.   Notice that ONLY choices i had was "Reply or Quote"  

    4. Yes I did LOOK at everything i could find about what to do when the orig poster is the ONLY one with a working answer.  And DID NOT want to mark as answer posts that were NOT a working answer.

    I hope this makes it clear what happened.

    Mark J


    Mark J

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:16 PM
  • Dave,

    please look at the top of this page.     Notice that "Mark as answer | Propose as answer"  does NOT appear under my orig post.

    everywhere i looked for answers to how to "mark as answer" when the answer was mine.    i DID NOT FIND IT.  so i had to post to the closest forum i could find for an answer.

    mj


    Mark J

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:22 PM
  • Richard,

    because i goofed.  I "Mark as answer"  to an answer by someone else that was NOT the answer.  so i UN Marked as answer.

    1. i have not ever before been able to REPLY to my OWN post.   HAS THAT CHANGED?

    2. DO NO SEE AN OPTION FOR ME TO >>> MARK AS ANSWER <<< TO MY ORIG POST.

    3. PLEASE look at top of this page.   Notice that ONLY choices i had was "Reply or Quote"  

    4. Yes I did LOOK at everything i could find about what to do when the orig poster is the ONLY one with a working answer.  And DID NOT want to mark as answer posts that were NOT a working answer.

    I hope this makes it clear what happened.

    Mark J


    Mark J

    Do you have a link to problematic thread?

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:22 PM
  • i will try. BUT i NEVER been able to before.  i am NOT a moderator. so maybe someone at that level can do that.


    Mark J

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:24 PM
  • this test to see if i can reply to my post AND   BE    ABLE TO MARK MY REPLY AS ANSWER. MJ

    Mark J

    • Marked as answer by PuzzledByWord Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM
    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM
  • Dave,

    please look at the top of this page.     Notice that "Mark as answer | Propose as answer"  does NOT appear under my orig post.

    everywhere i looked for answers to how to "mark as answer" when the answer was mine.    i DID NOT FIND IT.  so i had to post to the closest forum i could find for an answer.

    mj


    Mark J

    Top of what page? Please post a link.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:26 PM
  • First, I cannot see the options you see. I can only see what others have done, and what I am allowed to do. I am not a moderator in that forum, so I cannot mark any answers, although I can propose answers. Only the person that asked the question, and moderators, can mark answers (as I recall).

    What I see in the thread is that you marked your own reply as answer, not someone else's. But then you immediately unmarked it. Maybe the system somehow did that.

    I will see if I can find a question I asked to verify if I have the option of marking my own reply to a question I asked as an answer.

    Edit: The only question I found by PuzzledByWord in the last month is the one I linked above.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)


    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:28 PM
  • RLWA32,

    I WISH I HAD SEEN  YOUR POST FIRST.

    WOULD HAVE SAVED ME LOTS OF TYPING.    HERE IS HOPING THIS FEATURE WORKS ON ALL FORUMS.

    ONLY THING I CAN SAY BEFORE I WAS ONLY ABLE TO REPLY TO OTHERS.

    THANKS,

    MARK j


    Mark J

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:29 PM
  • Richard, yes, I see this all the time where users mark their own replies as answer, and now this thread is another example.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:32 PM
  • And I found a question I asked in the Sandbox forum months ago. I replied, and I have the option of marking my reply as answer. But of course, I cannot mark the question as an answer.

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Monday, February 24, 2020 10:47 PM