Building simple reports with summary fields


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Building simple reports with summary fields

One of the most powerful and useful capabilities of any database system is its capacity to output, or report, on the data that it's storing. And if you look at this List View that we have here, the Invoice List View in our Exercise File, you see that it's a list of 146 different Invoices. Now certainly by creating different found sets, we can create compelling report- like Outputs in our database. Now this is great; the information looks just like it does when the user has entered it into the system however, but with one simple change we can turn this List View into a Report.

So, for example, if we go into Layout mode, you'll notice that this Layout has a footer part on it, and by just entering one special type of field into this footer, I can make this List View a report. The type of field I'm discussing is called a Summary Field, and this is the only type of field that we haven't yet discussed in this title. So let's take a moment to define what a Summary Field ...

Building simple reports with summary fields
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Building simple reports with summary fields provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Cris Ippolite as part of the FileMaker Pro 11 Essential Training

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Business
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FileMaker Pro
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