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Can a find be calculated without pasting in the find field?


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I have a script in which the clipboard is already loaded with information from a field. The problem I am having is that I need to copy and paste field into the "find" mode in the same field. I was wondering if there is anyway to do a set field within find mode to automate the find.

 

I would like to set the find from the current field phone and in setting the field have the find field set with the contents of the field "phone".  If I were only trying to find if there are a few copies of that field, i would automate the copy and pasting of the field into the same field during find mode. But since I have information already copied to the clipboard that would negate that . I do not want to use the duplicate function. I have found in unreliable and producing errors.

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Check out the script step called Find Matching Records.  And please drop copy and paste from your usage and instead use Set Field[].  Copy and paste are rarely used.  :-)


I do not want to use the duplicate function. I have found in unreliable and producing errors.

 

Duplicate is completely reliable.  


Prior to Find Matching Records script step, it could be handled like this:

Set Variable [ $value ; table::PhoneNumber ]
Enter Find Mode [ uncheck pause ]
Set Field [ table::PhoneNumber ; $value ]
Set Error Capture [ on ]
Perform Find []

I have dropped the 'if no records found' because there is obviously a phone number record in this instance.

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