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Hi Forum.

in Filemaker 11 I have several records with Name and Surname like this

Paul Müller

Peter Muller

John Müller

Simon Mütz

If I search for all with surname "Mu" (without the quotes of course), *all* 4 records are found, including those with Umlauts.

However if I search for "Muller" it ONLY finds the Muller one.

Is that logical? What logic does Filemaker apply here? Should it not find three records if I search for Muller? like this:

Müller

Muller

Müller

Any light that may be shed on my darkness is much appreciated.

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Two questions:

1. What is the default language set for the field's indexing?

2. In the case of "Müller", what do you get as the result of =

Code ( Left ( text ; 3 ) )

1. German (my Filemaker is in Englisch though)

2. I dont have a function called Code... Left ( text ; 3 ) gives as expected "Mul" or "Mül" or "Müt"

Im Puzzled. I have another different DB where i found that this actually works as I would anticipate, am now trying to figure out why it doesnt work here...

Thanx

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I dont have a function called Code...

Are you using version 11 as your profile says?

http://www.filemaker.com/11help/html/func_ref3.33.46.html#1051087

See here for a possible suspect:

http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/64240-limitations-to-code-and-char/page__p__304655#entry304655

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