Locate Text


The Locate Text action finds text in a form or browse using the Locate Text dialog. You can look for text in a specific field or all fields in that window. This is most often used to find the correct record to edit or display


  1. Make a selection in the Locate Text in a record in which Form/Browse window? field. This field will be grayed out unless this action is based on a Form or Browse. The choices are:

    • "Current Form or Browse Window".

    • "Another Form or Browse Window".

  2. If you selected "Another Form or Browse Window", in the Window Name field select either:

    • "Forms"

    • "Browses"

  3. Select one of the listed forms or browses.

  4. Make a selection in the How will you specify the text to Locate? field. Possible values are:

    • "Specify text to locate now"

    • "Specify a variable that contains the text to locate"

    • "Specify an expression that evaluates to the text to locate"

    • "Prompt user for at run-time for text to locate"

  5. If you selected "Specify text to locate now", enter a value in the Text to Locate field.

  6. If you selected "Specify a variable that contains the text to locate", select a variable from the Variable Name field. If you enter the name of a variable not in the list, select its type in the Variable Type list.

  7. If you selected "Specify an expression that evaluates to the text to locate", enter an expression in the Expression field. Click the Expression icon to invoke the Expression Builder.

  8. Optionally, click the Specified Field button and select a field from the Search in which field list.

  9. Optionally, click the Backwards button to search from bottom to top on the form or browse.

  10. Click Next >.

  11. Optionally modify the comment that describes the action.

  12. Click Finish.

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