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Using variables in scripts to perform finds

Question asked by ijontichy on Jul 8, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2010 by davidhead


Using variables in scripts to perform finds


Moderate user of FMP 10.

Is is possible to use variables to script specific finds?   Let's say I want to find all occurrences of FIELD 1 with contents "A" and I've set up a perform script button and I'm parked on a record with "A" in the field.

In the script I would set the variable to be $FIELD1 which should pull "A" from the contents of FIELD 1.

If I choose the perform find script and try to specify the find so that Field 1=$FIELD1   I get nothing.

What am I missing?

I can certainly script to ENTER FIND MODE and set field with the variable, but this strikes me as clumsy.

I think I'm missing something basic.

Thanks in more related issue coming in a separate post.