1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 11, 2011 7:53 AM by TSGal

    Quick Numerical Search



      Quick Numerical Search


      I've been looking at the various FileMaker Go Demo videos from the VP of Filemaker and have this question: is there a way to produce a layout for the iPad or iPhone that would allow quick searching of records by an index number?  For example, I'd like to hit a search button and instandly have a numeric keypad appear to I can quickly punch in numbers.  Is this possible without have and alpha keyboard pop up first?

        • 1. Re: Quick Numerical Search

          Colin Sandy:

          Thank you for your post.

          A button can perform an action or a script.  Create a script that goes into Find Mode and puts the cursor in a Number field, and the numeric keypad will appear.  The script could read something like:

          Enter Find Mode []
          Go to Field [ <your number field> ]
          Pause/Resume Script [ indefinitely ]
          Perform Find []

          If you want to get a little more complex, you could switch to another Layout where only the Number field exists, enter the search criteria and then switch back to the original layout to see the results.

          Let me know if you need additional clarification.

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