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Enter Find Mode

Switches to Find mode.

See also 

Options 

Pause temporarily stops the script to allow users to enter a find request.

Specify find requests allows you to create and edit requests for use with this script step.

Compatibility 

 

Product 

Supported 

FileMaker Pro Advanced 

Yes 

FileMaker Go 

Yes 

FileMaker WebDirect 

Yes 

FileMaker Server 

Partial 

FileMaker Cloud for AWS 

Partial 

FileMaker Data API 

Partial 

Custom Web Publishing 

Partial 

Runtime solution 

Yes 

Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier

Description 

When you select Specify find requests at the time the script step is defined, FileMaker Pro Advanced displays the current find request(s), if any. Additional find requests can be defined, and existing find requests can be duplicated, edited, or deleted.

To edit a find request, select it from the list in the Specify Find Requests dialog box and click Edit.

In the Edit Find Requests dialog box, select the action (Find Records or Omit Records) you want the find request to perform. A single find request can either find records or omit records, but cannot perform both actions at the same time. Use multiple find requests to find and omit records from within a single script step.

For each field in your request, specify the criteria for which you want FileMaker Pro Advanced to search.

Example 1 

Goes to the Invoice Details layout, enters Find mode, pauses for user input, and performs the find.

Go to Layout ["Invoice Details"]
Enter Find Mode [Pause: On]
Perform Find [ ]

Related topics 

Get(WindowMode) function

Perform Find script step

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