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Shell script get top N values in a field

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Filemaker fun with unixy stuff for Mac OSX - get the top N values in any field in any database. Put the following in perform applescript step in a FileMaker script:

choose from list (get name of every field)

set whichfield to item 1 of result

set theData to field whichfield of document 1

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ASCII character 10

Set shellStuff to " | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -5"

do shell script "echo " & quoted form of (theData as text) & shellstuff

display dialog result

SaleData.zip

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