i'm only new with filemaker. However i had a simular problem and i went on google searching for filemaker loops.
And there was an article to make it much faster.
I dont know where it was but i'm sertain if you look, you'll find it.
Thanks so much- turned out to be a great idea, Dirk. Here is a URL I found using the search terms "filemaker loops"
I've only had a few seconds to look at it (I have to go in to work), but it looks like the answer- looks like using a self-join table or something might be just the trick.
Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA 2607 S. Manito Blvd. Spokane, WA 99203 <email@example.com> H. (509) 747-0819 W. (509) 623-9766 C. (509) 981-6274
thats the correct one. it works very fast. ( in my case)
You don't really need a looping script to summarize your data, just the use of summary fields, finds/sorts and judicious use of sub summary layout parts.
Here's a tutorial you may find helpful: Creating Filemaker Pro summary reports--Tutorial
This is an old thread, so please post any follow up questions here rather than to that thread as posts to it no longer pop it up in recent items and I thus would be very likely to miss them.