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Obtaining Totals from records based on the contents of drop-box value list information

Question asked by kingtgf on Aug 1, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 7, 2016 by kingtgf

I have, what seems to me, a simple problem - that I haven't been able to solve.  Simply, i have an employee database of 250+ listing the usual items (Name, address, hire date, wage scale, etc).  The company has decided that all employees will wear the same uniform shirt and I would like to add this information to the database.  Instead of having a separate field for each of the 7 sizes, I thought that 1 edit list dropdown field based on a value list of the sized would suffice to note the different sizes for each employee.  I set this up with no difficulty.  The problem is that I want to be able to determine the required number of each size by department and in total.  I have not been able to do either. 


I know it can be done because I did it about 15 years ago at another firm, but, of course, I don't have access to to the file now.


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.