Creating quick charts
You can create and print a quick chart in Browse mode. When you start in Browse mode, FileMaker Pro sets up the chart based on the:
Note  The active field is the field you right-click when you create a quick chart.
If you have the correct privileges, you can save the chart on a layout in your database.
Quick charts work best for column, bar, pie, line, and area charts, which have a single data series on one axis and one or more data series on the other axis.
To create a quick chart:
In Browse mode, click View As Table View in the layout bar to switch to Table View.
Tip  You can create quick charts in Form View and List View, but it’s easier to work in Table View.
FileMaker Pro chooses an appropriate summary type based on the active field.
Table view context menu with chart items displayed
Chart by <field name>
Chart <field name> by <sort field>
The Chart Setup dialog box appears. When you chart data in Table View, FileMaker Pro uses the current state of the file and the context of your selection to estimate chart settings. Depending on the complexity of your data set and the chart type you choose, you might need to use the Chart Setup dialog box to make adjustments to a quick chart.
You can change settings in the Chart inspector on the right to modify the chart. The preview helps you work efficiently in the Chart Setup dialog box. See Using the chart preview.
Note  FileMaker Pro charts records in the Found Set by default. To change the source of the data that you are charting, click Data Source in the Chart inspector and for Chart Data choose Current Record (delimited data) or Related Records. See Specifying the data source for a chart
For Title, type or change the chart title, or click Specify button to specify a title.
See Column, bar, line, and area charts (including stacked column and bar and positive/negative charts), Pie charts, or Scatter and bubble charts.
Note  You can begin a scatter or bubble chart as a quick chart, but you will need to modify chart settings in the Chart Setup dialog box.
Click Styles in the Chart inspector, then see Changing the look of a chart.
Click Data Source in the Chart inspector, then see Specifying the data source for a chart.
If your chart contains summary data, you can click the Summary menu in the Chart inspector and select a different summary type. See Summary types for charts.
Copy the chart to the Clipboard so you can paste it to another layout or in another file
Right-click the chart, choose Copy, then switch to a different layout in the same file or another file. In Layout mode, right-click the layout and choose Paste.
If you leave Include in layout menus selected, you can use Layouts menu > Go To Layout or the Manage Layouts dialog box to display the chart in layout mode. See Managing layouts.
Note  If FileMaker Pro needs to create a summary field for the chart, the summary field is added to the current table when you save the chart on a layout. If you print the chart and do not save it on a layout, FileMaker Pro does not create the summary field in the database.
If you choose not to save the chart after printing, click Cancel to close the Chart Setup dialog box.
Related topics 
Viewing records as a form, list, or table
Using shortcut menus
Creating and managing privilege sets