Is it possible to perform a search in Filemaker Go by making a button that opens "insert device" and then performs a search of a specified field?
I played around with it but hasn't been able to make it work..
a barcode is just a representation of a 'value'. Could be a name, an ID, etc.
For example, You can insert a barcode into a global field - and then run a script that searches for that value in the desired field
Did you specify the field to insert to in the script step?
Or you could have it like this:
Enter Find Mode
Go To Field ( your barcode field )
Insert From Device ( barcode )
Or use a global field to accept the barcode, then script the find as Markus suggested.
Are the barcodes stored as text or image in a container?
For this to work the field that accepts the barcode should also be of text type.
If it's a container then an image will be inserted instead.
I believe the field also has to be visible on the layout for this to work.
You might sometimes use a hidden global field to do a fined. But with Insert from device that might not work.
I do suppose a good barcode reader to decode barcode in order to perform a search using barcode, am I right?
If you are using an iPad or iPhone you can use the camera of the device to read the bar code.
There is a Filemaker Script step for this "Insert From Device"
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