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Perform Quick Find
Performs a quick find based on text you specify or on text returned by a calculation.
See also 
Perform Quick Find [<value or formula>]
<value or formula> specifies the search text.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 11.0
This script step finds records that match one or more search words based on text that you specify or text returned by a calculation.
You can use the Get(QuickFindText) function to pass the text that is typed in the quick find box to the Perform Quick Find script step.
Example 1 
Performs a quick find with the contents of the Custom Quick Find field, sorts the found set, and goes to the first record. Started by the OnObjectSave script trigger.
Perform Quick Find [Invoices::Custom Quick Find]
Sort Records [Restore; With dialog: Off]
Go to Record/Request/Page [First]
Example 2 
Goes to the Invoice Details layout and performs a quick find using the text in the quick find box. If no records are found, displays a custom dialog box. Useful with a custom menu item that performs quick finds.
Go to Layout ["Invoice Details"]
Perform Quick Find [Get ( QuickFindText )]
If [Get ( LastError ) = 401]
Show Custom Dialog ["No records match " & Get ( QuickFindText )]
End If
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