Enter Find Mode

Switches to Find mode.


  • Pause temporarily stops the script to allow users to enter a find request.
  • Specify find requests allows you to create and edit requests for use with this script step.


Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go Yes
FileMaker WebDirect Yes
FileMaker Server Partial
FileMaker Cloud Partial
FileMaker Data API Partial
Custom Web Publishing Partial

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier


When you select Specify find requests at the time the script step is defined, FileMaker Pro displays the current find request(s), if any. Additional find requests can be defined, and existing find requests can be duplicated, edited, or deleted.

To edit a find request, select it from the list in the Specify Find Requests dialog box and click Edit.

In the Edit Find Requests dialog box, select the action (Find Records or Omit Records) you want the find request to perform. A single find request can either find records or omit records, but cannot perform both actions at the same time. Use multiple find requests to find and omit records from within a single script step.

For each field in your request, specify the criteria for which you want FileMaker Pro to search.

Example 1 

Goes to the Invoice Details layout, enters Find mode, pauses for user input, and performs the find.

Go to Layout ["Invoice Details"]
Enter Find Mode [Pause: On]
Perform Find [ ]