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cannot get  Find and Replace to work for me

Question asked by katrinerd on Jun 19, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2010 by raybaudi


cannot get  Find and Replace to work for me


1. Filemaker version 8.5

2. Mac OSX 10.5.8


Hello All,


I am working with a natural history video database, and finding that some animals have been incorrectly labeled in a "Description" field. This is simply a text field, where we describe a clip. I want to replace the animal name in these instances. What I am trying is, first searching for all of one type of mistake. For example, all clips that include "sea lion," where it should say "harbor seal" instead. Then I try Find and Replace, and enter sea lion and harbor seal, respectively. Then I replace all. But I keep getting the Summary that 0 occurrences were found, and 0 replaced. I have tried with and without quotations. 


Wonder if someone could tell me what I am missing.


Thank you so much!