4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2016 11:17 PM by user25648

    Script Quick Find search between two files


      Can anyone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?


      I am the administrator (scary)

      File A is accessed from a server

      File B is local on my laptop

      They are related by File A's primary key


      I would like to automate the search for information from File A using the Quick Find for that information in File B.  If the search finds records, then a field in File B will be set with File A's key.  Essentially, I'm trying to create the linkage in a one-to-many relationship between Files A and B based upon the scripted search.  Using the Quick Find is important because File B is a compilation of information from multiple resources which do not always conform to specific fields.


      This search involves three local variables created from File A - $searchString  $state  $key

      $searchString is the information used in the Quick Find done in File B

      $state - I need to constrain the found results to a particular state

      $key is File A's primary key which will replace the contents of File B's field linking the two databases


      My initial problem is that the search, which takes 1 second when done manually, ends up taking forever - I've canceled after waiting several minutes without getting search results. 


      Below are the script steps I have so far (it presently assumes the File A window is open-active and File B's window is open-inactive)


      Set Variable [ $key ; Value: FileA::key ]

      Set Variable [ $searchString ; Value: FileA::info ]

      Select Window [ Name: "FileB Search" ]

      Perform Quick Find [ $searchString ]

      Constrain Found Set [Restore]

      Set Field [ FileB::fKey ; $key ]


      Thanks for any help or suggestions!