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Summary and report problem (newbie)

Question asked by basilisk2 on Aug 6, 2010
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2010 by basilisk2


Summary and report problem (newbie)


I've not created a report before, so please forgive me if I'm asking a silly question.

Are summary fields fields with no data in, or can you just make a field that already contains data into a summary field? I'm asking because when I want to create a report, I can't pick a summary field because FM says I have no summary field; when I go to the Manage Database - Tables screen and try to change my field I want to summarise that has data in, I get an alert saying all the data I want to summarise will be deleted if I change the type from Number to Summary.

I know I must be missing something, but I am not sure what, or how to find out?