Type Ahead

Version 2

     

    Script

     

    Compatibility
    Creator
    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .67 megabytes
    http://www.formulationspro.com

    Description

    If you've developed FileMaker solutions for any length of time you've probably been asked on more than one occasion to provide a type-ahead feature, also known as clairvoyance. The technique to deploy this feature in FileMaker Pro 7 and earlier is so poor that I either refused to install it or I told the clients that it could not be done in FileMaker. FileMaker Pro 8 finally delivers a built-in auto-complete feature that works as intended. In the demo database create a new record and start typing a name that begins with the letter "D". As you add more letters you will see the pop-up list get whittled down until you arrive at a small list of names for which to choose from.

     


    Code
    See sample file

     

    Sample Input

    Sample Output


    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.

     


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