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I am moving along in developing the Zip Code database described in #198987 in response to my initial request for help in #198974. (Thanks to all for ideas!) I would like to speed up Zip Code entry by using the Enter key to perform a script (creating a new record for the same Event ID, for example, so that the next Zip Code can be entered).

I cannot find in any of my FMP books how to use the Enter key to perform a script. Can anyone educate me on this? If I can't use the Enter Key, then can I assign some other key to this, such as Tab or a letter key, F1, F2, etc.?

Many thanks --

(Apologies for multiple submissions -- I thought I was experiencing a freeze of some sort and hit Submit too many times.)

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I would like to speed up Zip Code entry by using the Enter key to perform a script (creating a new record for the same Event ID, for example, so that the next Zip Code can be entered).

There's a sample plugin that comes with FileMaker 8 Advanced that allows you to trigger a script when a user exits a field. There are also third-party plugins that do that.

In your case, the easiest thing to do is to _start_ a script before data entry that loops over the following: New Record, Go To Field "ZipCode", Pause

Then, you can enter a ZipCode, tab to next field if needed, etc. When you hit Enter, it should resume the script, creating a new record and going to the ZipCode field.

PS. This is the behavior on Mac OS X with FileMaker 8. Windows may treat the Enter key differently. YMMV.

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