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Question asked by FrankOneil on Apr 19, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2012 by FrankOneil

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It's been years since I've worked with FMP (Version 5 I think) and was pretty good at that--but it sure has changed and I need to ask for help. I apologize for what may be a "rookie" question. I "volunteered" to help update an old Filemaker database I created years ago. Our organization has upgraded to Lion, so we now have FMP 12 and running the old database is not an option.

I have a list of people who have a choice of serving at one of two times, and in two of twelve months. Right now I have constructed the database to record the service choice in one field, and then the two months chosen in two fields: Month_1 and Month_2. Each of those fields has a choice of all 12 months.

I'd like to write a report showing each month and the team of people assigned to that month--so twelve teams per service time, with most people in two different months. I never could get this to work in older versions, and am hoping that the new FMP may have an alternative.

I can place Month_1 in the report as a sub-summary and show people who have volunteered for Month_1. That works fine for the first six months, but I can't figure out how to show the other volunteer month (Month_2).

Prior to this, I tried one field, but required two months chosen in that single field (Months_Chosen), but was unable to figure out how to structure the layout so that people who volunteered for January, for example, showed up, then people who volunteered for February, etc.

I may be asking for something that can't be done, but thought I'd take a shot. Any help would be appreciated.

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