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autofilter like in excel

Question asked by tria on Nov 5, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 6, 2009 by philmodjunk


autofilter like in excel


Hi there

thanks for reading this post.

I'm working on a filemaker db for a fashion company.

The main problem is the following:

I have a table with components (Category/Company/ Description/Colour/Code/Price)

and a table with styles(garments) (Type/Fabric/Colour/Wholesale price)

both are linked in a joint table.


As a style is a summery of its components I need to quantify components to a specific style. The problem is similar to a products added to an invoice. I tried this approach but it's a rather stupid way of doing it cause one component comes in a great variety of colours and or lengths (ie zippers). If you have a lot components your workflow becomes very inaccurate. In excel I used autofilter for this, I could narrow down/serach by Company, then by colour and finally by length etc and add my quantities in a secure way.

Is there such a way of doing so? 


What is the best approach to that in Filemaker? I tried the standart invoice way and it's not working for me.

Thanks for your help!