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I need help figuring out how to count instances

I need help figuring out how to count instances

I need help figuring out how to count instances

This seems like it should be pretty simple but I am struggling.  

I am building a table that will show the name of an application and the table that it is related to.  I also need a column that counts the number of tables used by each application.

Application 1        table 1
                          table 2
                          table 3
Application 2        table 1
                          table 3
                          table 4
                          table 5

I just can not seem to get the count column to turn out correctly.  It seems to be counting something else like fields within the tables.  I would greatly appreciate any guidance someone could provide.


RE: I need help figuring out how to count instances

Have you tried using an operator such as fst. ?  Are you using "Table File Count"?

I would love to help - my email is michele@heavenandearthdesigns.com if you need anything further.

RE: I need help figuring out how to count instances

You can use a multiple verb request:

TABLE FILE filename

This request sorts the tuples by application and prints the table-names. On the same sort-break it counts the different tables.

By the way: Take care with these field-names. Focus can get confused when you name a field TABLE.

Frank van de Kant

RE: I need help figuring out how to count instances

Thanks everyone for your responses to my question!!  

I finally figured out what was going on.  I had been working in Developer Studio (DS) and then jumped out to edit the code.  At some point DS put a line of code "ON TABLE NOTOTAL" that the minute I commented it out the totals worked fine.  That code was hidden within some TABLE SET lines of code.  

Now my last task is to sort on this field that I created.  If you are interested in seeing the code for this I can email it to you but I won't post it here.

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