(800) 219-8613 sales@ashwoodcomputer.com

Sometimes the Simple Things… Dictionary Ideas

Sometimes its the simple things in life. I have a favorite Dictionary record I’d like to share with all of you. It is the constant “1”. What can you do with a Dictionary Record of “1”? First, create a dictionary record with the constant “1” and call it “ITEMS” (see below).

Then if you want to know how many employees you have in each department (Assuming you have an EMPLOYEE file with a DEPT attribute)

LIST EMPLOYEE BREAK-ON DEPT BY DEPT TOTAL ITEMS DET-SUPP ID-SUPP (Your flavor of mutlivalue may vary on this)

You will get a list of departments with the number of employees in each department.

So anything you need to know how many of a certain type of item is in your file, you can modify the above query to provide that information.

Pick Flavor Dict Item (Thanks to Clif Oliver)


0001 S
0002 0
0003 ITEMS
0008 F;C1
0009 R
0010 8

Information Flavor Dict Item


0001 I
0002 1
0004 ITEMS
0005 8R
0006 S

Ashwood Computer, Inc.

10671 Techwoods Circle Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

(800) 219-8613
(513) 563-2800

(513) 554-6412

Our Value – Added

Ashwood Computer, Inc. provides quality products and services that consistently meet our customer’s requirements, while continually searching for ways to improve them.

Our experienced project managers will help you successfully accomplish your goals on time and with optimum results! Our continuing success is attributed to the diverse backgrounds of our technical staff and our overall company drive for Total Customer Satisfaction!

ForeMost ERP is an impressive new ‘Hybrid’ Solution developed utilizing our mvTools.
ForeMost is dramatically improving our customers information systems and business operations. Moreover ForeMost provides our customers a significant competitive advantage!

© 2021 Ashwood Computer, Inc.
Ashwood Computer adheres to ISO 9001:2008 standards, a quality management system recognized around the world for quality design and production.