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i have one field contains cat and dog and bear.

i want to have a status how many dog and cat contains in the field.

do you know how to make it?

http://www.angelakello.com/hiro/test.fp7
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Question by:Hiroyuki Tamura
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I provided two different ways to do this. The normal way is to use a self-join relationship, and the Count() function to count how many records match a given word. The other way uses the GetSummary() function in combination with a summary field.

I added some new fields and created relationships to show both methods.

  http://www.milleniumhandandshrimp.com/upload/test(2).fp7
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EE messed up the link. Copy and paste the whole thing into your browser.
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by:lesouef
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you already asked this one, didn't you??
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Uh, yeah, this is basically the same thing. Probably should delete one.
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by:Edoshin
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If every record can have only one value in this field, the natural FileMaker way to count this would be to make a summary report. To do it you need to make a layout with "subsummary when sorted by [the field]", add a summary field to count records, sort records by this field, and then print them out. FileMaker has a wizard to do such reports; it starts when you add a new layout. Do you need more detailed instructions on how to make such a report?
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than ou, all:)
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