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Okay, I am very new to working with FileMaker but I need some help as I have been charged with creating a database in 4 days. Argh!

In my database, I am managing incoming students into a summer school session with a number of different classes. Each student gets three choices of what they would like. I set up a value list with the class choices and used the same value list for my firstchoice, secondchoice, and thirdchoice fields. If I want to search by, say, Algebra...how would I bring up all that have that choice somewhere in their record? Whether they had it for their first, second, or third choice, I would like it to come up on the same report.

Is that possible?

-Chris

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Chris,

You can either manually do it by:

1. Going to find mode

2. Entering 'Algebra' into the first field

3. Add a New Request from the Records Menu or Ctrl-N

4. Entering 'Algebra' into the second field

5. Add a New Request from the Records Menu or Ctrl-N

6. Entering 'Algebra' into the third field

7. Enter

Or you can script the process by using a global field where the user can enter the class, and then use a script such as 9dont forget to trap for errors):(

Enter Find Mode []

Set Field [field1; gEnterClass]

New Request/Record

Set Field [field2; gEnterClass]

New Request/Record

Set Field [field3; gEnterClass]

Perform Find []

Or it may be wise to go with a relational model instead of Class1, Class2, Class3, etc.

Class Sample

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