Solved

Finding empty records filemaker pro 11

Posted on 2011-09-25
1
364 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a database (see attached) that has a script that is supposed to find just records in the 'FirstField' that are not empty. But it does not work. Is there a way to do a perform find just to look for not empty records?
Find-Empty.fp7
0
Comment
Question by:PachecoPrimo
1 Comment
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Will Loving earned 500 total points
ID: 36596487
Pacheco,

The way your current Find is set up it was searching for the text string " ¿ " which would be a space, followed by a not equals sign, followed by another space. Since none of your records contain that specific string, the search Finds zero records. The simplest way to search for records having a field empty is to use just the equals sign by itself. The equals sign means "exact match", so following the equals sign by nothing mean "find all records that equal <nothing>", or in other words are empty in that field.

Your script can also be simpler. Instead of using:

Enter Find Mode []
Set Field [First Fields ; "="]
Perform Find []

you can simply use a Perform Find with a saved Find Request on that field:

Perform Find [Restore]

 Saved Find Requests
 Specific saved Find Request
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem: You have a hosted FileMaker database and users are tired of having to use Open Remote or Open Recent to access the database. They say, "can't you just give us something to double-click on rather than have to go through those dialogs?" An…
Having just upgraded from Filemaker 11 to Filemaker 12 over the weekend, we thought we would add some tips for others making the same move.  In general, our installation went without incident. Please note that this is not a replacement for Chapter 5…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question