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Multiple fields use 1 value list

Question asked by VietSeonca on Jan 26, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 27, 2016 by VietSeonca

Hi everyone,



How does Filemaker treat the values on 1 value list, used by several fields?



For example:



I have fields: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, which use the drop-down list with values: Yes and No; in order to keep track of what meals my customers had.


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As humans, it’s obvious for us to know the result “Breakfast = Yes” is different from the result “Lunch = Yes”.



I wonder:



Under the hood, does Filemaker treat the results: “Breakfast = Yes” and “Lunch = Yes”, the same, since the values are from the same list?



If I want to specify the results later for sorting or organising, for example, I want to show only customers had breakfast (Breakfast = Yes), should I create a list (only contains Yes and No) for each field or I can use 1 value list for any field requires those two values?



I’m looking forward to your replies.



Thank you and have a good day.