You could make a field that you could call "Type of Work" and then you could give that field a dropdown list that lists all the types of work.
Then you could make a list view with a subsummary sorting by this Type of work and you'll get all your contacts nicely grouped.
If you need any help getting started I could make you a little example.
You don't need to worry to much about having trouble finding contacts. In Filemaker you can search and find records pretty easily.
In fact I just went ahead and made you a little demo file.
Nothing fancy, just really basic.
Try it out and let me know what you think:
It's a bit boring on the layout side, but it has it's basic functionality.
P.S. If you have your contacts stored in an Excell sheet where every contact is on a new line you could just import them all straight into filemaker.
thanks for that, it seems ok but when you view the contacts in list format they both come under refinery not under separate headings?
Did you click the "Show List" button in the layout?
I mean the button that's on the layout.
Or alternatively just open the layout List_Contacts.