Gert van Oss:
Thanks for posting!
I think the issue is that it was attempting to run the find request on the wrong table. Using "go to layout" instead of "tell table" resolves this.
tell application "FileMaker Pro Advanced"
tell database "DatabaseName"
go to layout "LayoutName"
delete every request
set request1 to create new request
set field "FieldName" of request1 to "Data you'd like to search for"
Let me know if you'd like any clarification on the above.
okay, great, that works perfect.
I was close when I once earlier today I tried something like "show layout ...".
My research paid off anyhow and with this answer it's been a successful journey.