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Help with "find" requests in scripts

Question asked by StevieP on May 30, 2016
Latest reply on May 30, 2016 by StevieP

I've been using Filemaker for 4 years now and being self-taught, I keep learning new elements but one thing that I've never gotten along with, is the very confusing way Filemaker uses its "find" methods in scripts.

 

You have "Quick Find" and you have "Perform Find" but the two work completely differently and the website is not very clear on how the latter works. Quick Find is pretty straight forward and easy to use but has its limitations but "Perform Find" on the other hand, has always been annoyingly stubborn to work with, often having the wrong or unexpected results and I can't seem to find a clear answer. I also see many others on the forums being confused by how this script step works.

 

Basically, does anyone know of a solid tutorial that explains in-depth how "Find Request" works or perhaps someone can explain to me ? Thank you in advance.

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