I just did the test and seem to be having the same problem.
The full emailadress in find doesn't get fount.
However the same adress in quickfind does get found.
Only the first part (before the @) does get found by find.
Thanks for your response.
I feel better already - knowing that I am not alone.
It's been driving me a bit bananas. I've thought of trashing the prefs file, re-installing the app...
So perhaps it is a bug - and not a feature.
This may help, from the FM Help pages:\"Joey\" finds "Joey"
joey\@abc.net finds the email address email@example.com
The @ character means find 'Joey' and any one character after that.
"This may help..."
Yes - it certainly might. It does - since it completely explains the issue.
I am not yet acquainted with all those "find operators" - and certainly did not know at "@" is one of them.
I can stop eating those damn bananas.
When you want to use a character that's one of the special operators as the actual character instead of as an operator, enclose your criteria in quotes.
including the quotes, will work to find all email addresses starting with "joey@".
Thanks for this additional info; it's a big help.
FM is a big app!
A comment or two:
Because, in this particular case, I am looking for an e-mail address, it is easy to use the Quick Find function - since results can only be records which have that address in the field that interests me.
That does not change the accuracy of your hint/advice.
And - in the example given by you - the operator * would not be needed, since the string given occurs at the beginning of the address. "Joey@" would be all that is needed; the operator * would not.