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Set Field by Name in search mode – issue with some search operator characters (less-than, greater t...

Question asked by PatrickHorn on May 10, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2012 by philmodjunk

Summary

Set Field by Name in search mode – issue with some search operator characters (less-than, greater than)

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

tested in FMPA 11.0.4 + FM 12.0.1 (both the same problem)

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.8

Description of the issue

Bug or feature? I'm not sure. But a strange and irritating behaviour, IMHO.

The command:
Set Field by Name [; "<"] does not work in search mode.

Nothing is inserted in the target field. With other search operators, it DOES work, e.g. "=", "?"; "@", ... And in browse mode, it also works. It only works, if the operator is followed by text or numbers, e.g. "<1".

Operators/characters affected:
<, ≤, >, ≥

First I thought this would help, but it doesn't:
Set Field by Name [; GetAsText("<")]

I am trying to build a search layout without the status area, but with a self-built possibility to insert search operators from a dropdown list and some trigger scripts (I know, it's also possible to insert operators in a search field with right-mouse-button, but not every user knows it ...). And I have to fight with this problem ... it should also be possible to insert "<" in an empty field to let the user type his search text or numbers behind it.

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