4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 9:07 AM by KenNewell

    Type Ahead


      I'm working on a project with FM Go on the iPad and was wondering if there is something similar or a way to simulate the type ahead. My users have grown use to that and want that some funcationality on the iPad. Checking the type ahead box does not give the same results as when used on the Desktop so the question is how can I get type ahead on the iPad?

        • 1. Re: Type Ahead

          Hi Ken,


          I cannot provide the answer you are most likely seeking but . . . I've come to the conclusion that the iPad may not be the most approriate mobile device for every mobile situation.


          Apple's MacBook Air is now a competitor in terms of cost, size, weight, performance and peripheral interfacing for those situations where the iOS has not yet evolved to allow the most appropriate interface tools for human interaction, or a simple way of connecting inexpensive peripherals.


          I've discovered this with a barcoding scenario and your type ahead issue might be another.





          • 2. Re: Type Ahead

            I am assuming you are referring to using a portal to bring up matches of say a last name to go to a detail record.


            I used the six fried rice incarnation of type ahead on my very first iPhone FMGo project almost two years ago. It's still working.

            • 3. Re: Type Ahead
              Mike Duncan

              You can also use a script trigger (on modify, so it works as the user types) to perform a find to display results in list view. This works with Go as well.




              • 4. Re: Type Ahead

                Thanks for the ideas.  I will file this away for future look at.  A second look at my use case shows that I don't need a type ahead at this time.