A find in basically a query. If you enter find mode and then type in *bob* it would find the equivalent.
Thanks. I was hoping that i would be able to specify the field in the find without having to navigate to it. Also does that mean i have to be in a specific layout in order to find anything on it (not so with access).
btw how does find deal with cross table queries??
FileMaker is very much context sensitive. Therefore you will have to perform a search in a layout. If you put a related child field on the layout, searching for a value in it will return the parent records that match that criteria.
However, you CAN write a script that searches things for you. For exampel, if you use a global field to allow a user to enter in a value ( let's call it gNameEntry ), you can script something as such for the find.
Enter Find Mode [ ]
Set Field [ Name; "*" & gNameEntry & "*" ]
Perform Find [ ]