As admin I'd like to share some or all of my saved finds with lesser privileged accounts.
This, from Steven Blackwell many moons ago, would suggest no if the under the hood about saved finds has not changed....
"One of the more interesting new features in FileMaker Pro 10 is the ability for users to save specific Find criteria and use that saved find later. Developers need to know how FileMaker Pro manages this process.
These Saved Finds are stored and managed on an Account by Account basis for the specific file. That way the results are available in multi-user hosted files across LANs and WANs. These elements are stored as properties of the specific Account. Therefore, when administrators delete an Account, the Saved Finds are deleted at the same time."
A better design might be to allow access to specified saved finds according to privilege set.
What you can do, is either store lists of Primary key values in a table or save the criteria used to perform the find in a table. The first enables you to exactly reproduce the original found set, the other reperforms the find--possibly finding a different set due to changes made to the data since the first find.
Thanks, the latter might be easier than reconstructing the finds in the user account that I need them in, but I can only glimpse the idea, not the execution, of what you're describing. I'll work with the idea and get back to you if/when I hit a dead end. Thanks again.
you should write this up and put it in as a product idea in case its not already there.
It would be nice to share saved finds across accounts and files.
You can make each find as script.
Do saved find
Make script with Perform Find "restore" step
Jaymo has a great section on just this topic in his courses at vtc.com.
Fortunately, you can demo this section for free here:
Filemaker Pro 12: Advanced Training Course
Look in the section called "Save A Found Set" and pay particular attention to "Save Multiple Found Sets" and "Restore Multiple Found Sets."
Thanks for the shout out Phil! The current versions of my videos covering this technique using FileMaker 15 are at:
Philosophy of FileMaker
Retrieving data ...