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Sorting By Summary Fields

Sorting By Summary Fields

Sorting By Summary Fields

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Hi does anyone know how to get round this on Filemaker 8 ?  I have a set of results displayed in a report which is currently sorted by Salesperson.   Each salesperson has a 'call value'  which is a calculation derived from the no of calls taken and total overall sales value.  What I want to do is sort them as in a 'league table' of 'call value'.  As the field is a summary field it's not available to be chosen to 'sort by'..... is there any way around this or does filemaker versions above 8.03 allow this to be done ?..... thanks in advance guys

RE: Sorting By Summary Fields

I usually create an extra field (NewSum) in the same table, which duplicates the Summary.

Define it as Calculation and equal it to the Summary field :NewSum = Summaryfield
You can sort on that new field as it will reflect exactly the summary field.
Even FM 9 does not allow you to sort on Summary felds.

Marc
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