1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 29, 2012 1:31 PM by philmodjunk

    Problem filtering sub summary reports



      Problem filtering sub summary reports


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      MS windows 7

      Description of the issue

      I have created a subsummary report.  If I do a find, the subsummary disappears and I can't bring it back.  I want the report to only show records that meet a certain criteria, and thought the solution was to do a script that would do a find for the records that matched the criteria.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create a subsummary report.  Do a find for one of the feilds in the report.

      Expected result

      Subsummary report to show records that match the find criteria.

      Actual result

      The find does find the correct records, but the subsummary function of the report goes away and instead the report becomes a list with no subsummaries.

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        • 1. Re: Problem filtering sub summary reports

          A find produces an unsorted found set of records. Sub summary parts are only visible when the records are sorted by the fields specified for the sub summary parts so that they can be properly grouped with the sub summary part.

          After performing your find. Sort your records in a sort order that includes the "when sorted by" fields specified for the sub summary parts and they will re-appear. You can even produce different summary reports on the same layout by changing the sort order to group the records differently.