danshockley

Script Workspace search bug

Discussion created by danshockley on Feb 2, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version: FileMaker Pro Advanced 16.0.3

OS and version: macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Browser and version: n/a

Hardware: MacBook Pro 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7

 

Description:

 

When searching in Script Workspace, it is possible to type your search quickly enough (and apparently when a space character is involved in the search?) that the results do not display. However, the results appear when you scroll, pulling them down from being "above" the visible scroll area. This bug occurs only when you were looking at the script step contents of a different script before searching. Attached is a video documenting how the bug works.

 

How to replicate:

 

Search for a script (or group of similarly named scripts). Select a script so its content displays. Now, search for some other script (different naming pattern than the selected one!) that has at least 2 words in its name, typing quickly the entire first word and the first one or two letters of the second word. You will see no search results. But, if you scroll down, you will see that the matching script(s) where there, but not visible, apparently being scrolled up under the search area "above" the visible scroll area.

 

This is a problem because it could lead a developer to incorrectly believe a specific script or scripts do not exist, since searching for it/them seems to return no results.

 

Workaround (if any):

Don't trust a lack of search results: resize the window, type your search term slowly, scroll around in the apparently blank results area, and the results will mysteriously slide into view.

 

Additional comment: I've seen a very similar bug before in 16.0.1 (and made a video of it), but it manifested whether or not you had a selected script with its content visible in the script step area. This bug only seems to occur if you DO have a script displaying its content in the script step area.

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