1 Reply Latest reply: May 15, 2014 10:08 AM by Data Kruncher RSS

    Filtering Using External Link Fields

    dajones8 _

      I seem to be having trouble using filters that use fields coming from external links.  When I create a summary that filters using fields from an external link i receive an internal error message.  This only occurs when the filters use the external link fields. 


      Does anyone else experience this and if so do they have any suggestions to fix the problem?


      Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

        • Filtering Using External Link Fields
          Data Kruncher

          Hello and welcome to the forum.


          I use fields from external lookups regularly, often in filters, and often as key fields in summaries, but I've not encountered problems with them in this way.


          What's the exact message that your getting? What's the data source file format? What is the field type that is being filtered (character, numeric, date)? Does the filter return records in the Table window? What type of filter is it that you're using (formula-based, value-based, even compound)?


          Would you be able to post brief samples of the lookup data and the report data (or whatever the original source) so that we can duplicate your effort?