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How to...? Pop up list of common searchs.

Question asked by deadboltsecurity on Jun 1, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2015 by deadboltsecurity

Ahhh... the challenges of getting back into FileMaker development!


My apologies for being a little cold in my FM skills and using a brand, spanking new version to boot. I love what FM has done to advance the "mobile experience" and I'm heavily leveraging that. One thing that I would like to have on one of my iPad forms is a button that says "Find..." or "Select..." that the user can tap on it presents them with a simple pop up (or drop down) list of common search parameters.


For example... they click the button that says "Select..." and list pops up that offers choices such as...

  • Find all records
  • Find all records created in the last 30 days
  • Find all records created in the last 60 days
  • Find all records created in the last 90 days
  • Free from search for items...


Pretty simple stuff. I'm getting tripped up on the simple stuff, though. I guess, simply asked my question is this...

I use the button tool, draw it on screen, add a text label that shows up on the button and then using the "Inspector" I'm frustrated that I can't just go to the "Data tab" and change the "Control Style" to "Pop up menu".


That's kind of telling me that I'm fundamentally taking the wrong approach.


Anyone with a word or two of guidance to point this lost sheep back to the herd?