I have a db which is serving as a survey - the survey has 5 questions - I want a graph that shows a total of each of the five questions - but my current graph is showing a summary for each record, which I do not want to see 400 bars on my graph, just the sum of each question. I create 5 summary fields, but still can't get my graph to ONLY show those five summary fields, not a summary for every record. I can do it in excel perfectly but can't figure out how to do it in FileMaker.

It works like a summary report but you have bars in a chart instead of sub summary parts. You need to sort your data into groups and then use the summary field to chart each one. So you need the summary field specified as your Y-series value, the records need to be sorted to group them by question so sort the by question or question ID and you need to specify the correct data source option--which will mention summarized data or some such when you go to pick one for your chart. And you should only need the one summary field.

The one very annoying limitation here is that you can sort on only one field. That should work for this chart given your description of wanting exactly 5 bars, but it can be an issue for other such charts.