Creating a Search Form

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Creating a Search Form

Postby amandaje » Tue May 24, 2016 11:50 pm

I have a very simple database with maybe 9 fields. We are transitioning from FileMaker Pro and need this to be just as user friendly as who ever made our filemaker database. Right now we have 8200 entries each having information in between 3 and 9 of those fields.

Here's what we need:

1. A comprehensive database (Done - Table created!)
2. The ability to add new entries (Done - Form Created!)
3. The ability to search the database and generate tables from our search (Not done!)
4. The ability to open a record with all of its fields as an individual page instead part of a list (I dont know if this is even possible here)

Bascially what I want is a form, with all nine of my fields. And I can type things into anyone of those fields or multiple fields, HIT SUBMIT, then a table pop up with all the records that meet my search criteria. The query wizard is complicated for the general users which is why I want a form. I even made a form
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but I can't do anything with it. I can't make it search nor do I have a submit button to start the search. Im sure this has been asked 101 times, and I really did spend a few hours sifting through these forums but I couldnt find anything that met exactly what Im look for.

Thanks for any help or pointing in the right direction!
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Re: Creating a Search Form

Postby UnklDonald418 » Wed May 25, 2016 1:36 am

At the top of this page is a link to "Base Tutorials" where you can find information on creating Queries and Forms.
Another good resource that has a fairly thorough discussion of creating Queries and Forms is
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Re: Creating a Search Form

Postby mouseandcat » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:13 pm

i have a similar search aspect using these: ... 00&t=42845

if you want a working example (from the link above by vill):
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