FileMaker Quick Find Alternative

FileMaker is awesome but not in all aspects specially when it comes to FileMaker quick find. If you don’t believe me, just ask your end users how many times do they use FileMaker quick search¬†in a day.

The biggest drawback of FileMaker quick find is that you can’t perform a wildcard search using it. Well, you can perform a wildcard search on text and number fields using FileMaker quick find if you add a prefix and a suffix asterisk (*) to your search criteria. Seems to be pretty easy but, how about searching on date, time or timestamp fields? Let’s say we want to find all records with a number “10” in a time stamp field. To perform a wildcard find on a timestamp field you need to add at least six find requests as bellow:

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