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Turning two date fields into one search criteria.

Question asked by halsted on Jun 25, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2012 by halsted

Hi hope somebody can help, a rather unskilled filemaker guy.

 

I’m a user of Filemaker and have been for more than 10 years.

A mainly use FM for looking up business related information and for making rapports.

I do not have any programming experience, but I’m rather curious.

 

Hope somebody here can help me out with a problem I have been struggling with.

 

I’m managing a sales organization, and want to publish our sales, to my local Account managers in a filemaker go Ipad database. Non of our AM have any experience with FM, so a fairly simple layout, mainly based on buttons will be necessary.

 

What I want is, hit a button that takes you to a search layout.

On that layout I want two date fields with calendar popup, so the salesman can press two dates that will bee turned in to the search criteria eg. 01-01-201231-12-2012 that can be used in find mode to search for sales in a specific period.

 

I have been thinking ‘’global fields’’ but I can figure out how to make a script that can copy the two date from the two data fields and turn it into a search criteria. Please help.

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