delete multiple records in filemaker pro 10

We are going to reuse an old database that has a few thousand unneeded records. In list view I can only choose one record at a time. CTRL or CTRL-shift does nothing. There is a flag field but I can't figure out its purpose.
Is there something to set that will allow me to select multiple records and then delete them?
maryj152Asked:
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Will LovingPresidentCommented:
If you want to delete all the records, just go to the Records menu and choose Show All. If all records are already being shown, Show All will be greyed out.

If you want to delete just certain records, perform a Find to locate the records you want to delete and then from the Records menu, select "Delete Found Records"

If you want to delete just certain records that you select, you can use the Flag field (or create your own flag field temporarily). To clear the existing flag field, choose "Show All" from the Records menu and then click in any record and clear the flag field of it's value. Then, without clicking anywhere else, go to Records > Replace Field Content

A dialog should appear that says "Replace the contents of the field "FlagField" in the found set of XXXXX records with ""  ?"  The empty quotes indicate that the field content is being changed to nothing. Click "Replace". Once you've cleared the Flag field you can then mark all records you want to Delete, perform a Find and then Delete Found Records.

Alternately if you only want to keep a few, mark the Flag field for those records and then perform a Find but change the "Select Records" option to "Omit". This will show you only records that do NOT have a flag, omitting those that do. You can then Delete Found Records for the unmarked ones.
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maryj152Author Commented:
Just what I needed for now and even more information for later.
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