Quick Filter


The Quick Filter action filters records in a window based on the value in the control that currently has focus, or on another explicitly specified control. If you choose to specify the control, Alpha Anywhere will always perform the filter on that value, regardless of which field might actually have focus.


  1. Make a selection in the Filter (search) on the value in a control in which 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 from the QuickFilter on which control? list. There are two options:

    • "Another control"

    • "Control (i.e. field) that currently has focus"

  5. If you selected "Another control", select a control from the Control name list.

  6. Optionally check the Exclude records that match the value? check box. If you check this box, Alpha Anywhere will search for all records that do not match the current value in the specified control.

  7. Click Next >.

  8. Optionally modify the comment that describes the action.

  9. Click Finish.

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