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For the Events tab, go into Layout Mode, click once on the Events tab, pull down the Format menu and select Button Setup... Make sure this executes Go to Layout and specify the Record Detail Events layout.
Go into Find Mode and enter the criteria of the records you want to extract. Once found, then select the file/table you want to add the records to and select Import from the File menu. Select the appropriate file and table and import. Only those selected records will be imported.
Please let me know if you need clarification for any of the above steps.
once i go into Find mode, how/where do i enter the criteria of the records that i want to extract?
Find mode turns your current layout into a kind of special blank record where you can enter criteria into any of the fields unless they have been specifically blocked from being accessible in Find mode. Enter data or expressions that describe what you are looking for and click the perform find button in the status area at the top of your screen and you should see a group of records appear that match what you have entered.
"I want all records that contain Apple in the title field."
Enter find mode, type in apple and click perform find. You'll see records with results such as: Apple, Applesauce, Applegate, Sour Apple.
"I want all invoices with total sales greater than $100"
Enter find mode and type in "> 100" (but leave off the quotes) into the total sales field.
There are a numbe rof special operators you can use and you can learn more by researching this in the filemaker help system.