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How to set default field for Find request?


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Hi,

How can I force FM to automatically select a certain field when doing a find request? I have set the tab order so that the field I want is listed as #1, but if I have been in another field prior to initiating the find request, it does not take me to field #1.

I then have to tab thru all the fields or take my hands off the keyboard and click on the correct field. Not a big deal, but i have to do it often.

thank you !

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You can also use the following script and reduce the number of steps:

Go to Field [MYTABLE::Field1]

Enter Find Mode [Pause]

Perform Find []

This works since FileMaker keeps the same field selected in browse mode when you switch to find mode. If no field is selected, the first field in the tab order is selected.

However, this will only work if you are going from browse to find mode using the same layout. If you have a separate find layout, use the Pause/Resume Script suggested by Martha.

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