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Approach 'find' command

Approach 'find' command

Approach 'find' command

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I have tried to use the FIND command to search for text in a text field without much success. Let's say that I have the word 'nitromorse' in the field. If I input in the wildcard FIND mode *n* then the record is revealed. However none of the other commands produce any results. For example if I use =nitromorse then 'no record is found' Has anyone any ideas please?
Dave

RE: Approach 'find' command

I'm guessing this might be a bit late, and I might have somewhat over-simplified your problem, but still...

Have you tried it without the '=' sign?
I can't think of why it wouldn't work with it in, as it works just fine for me. (Lotus Smartsuite Millenium Edition).

Without the equals sign it should also work if you just entered the first part of the field - eg. 'nitrom'

Also, I have assumed that 'nitromorse' is the only word in the field.  If it is one of many, you would still need to use the '*' wildcard to find it, as I believe the find function looks at the field as a whole rather than it's individual components.


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