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Offline Fitz A

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Symbols/Variables in the Find Dialog
« on: November 26, 2006, 09:49:09 PM »
Hi, Kirk,

There are times in the Find dialog where I wish PM had the Symbols capability of FileMaker Pro.

For example, I'm searching for those pictures in a contact sheet of a thousand who's Caption field has at least one character.

Once I find those pictures, I know the remaining have nothing in their Caption field. That's what I'm really looking for.

I've attached a PDF file of search symbols from FileMaker.

That is my feature request.

Thanks.

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Re: Symbols/Variables in the Find Dialog
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006, 11:52:32 PM »
There are times in the Find dialog where I wish PM had the Symbols capability of FileMaker Pro.

For example, I'm searching for those pictures in a contact sheet of a thousand who's Caption field has at least one character.

Once I find those pictures, I know the remaining have nothing in their Caption field. That's what I'm really looking for.

I've attached a PDF file of search symbols from FileMaker.

That is my feature request.

You basically want to find empty fields?

-Kirk

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Re: Symbols/Variables in the Find Dialog
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 08:38:34 AM »
There are times in the Find dialog where I wish PM had the Symbols capability of FileMaker Pro.

For example, I'm searching for those pictures in a contact sheet of a thousand who's Caption field has at least one character.

Once I find those pictures, I know the remaining have nothing in their Caption field. That's what I'm really looking for.

I've attached a PDF file of search symbols from FileMaker.

That is my feature request.

You basically want to find empty fields?

-Kirk

Yes.

I have a public folder where images are dropped into, and some pictures might have some IPTC fields filled.

I would like to avoid duplicate info and/or replacing info.

Fitz

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Re: Symbols/Variables in the Find Dialog
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 09:03:23 AM »
Fitz,

There are times in the Find dialog where I wish PM had the Symbols capability of FileMaker Pro.

For example, I'm searching for those pictures in a contact sheet of a thousand who's Caption field has at least one character.

Once I find those pictures, I know the remaining have nothing in their Caption field. That's what I'm really looking for.

I've attached a PDF file of search symbols from FileMaker.

That is my feature request.

You basically want to find empty fields?

Yes.

I have a public folder where images are dropped into, and some pictures might have some IPTC fields filled.

I would like to avoid duplicate info and/or replacing info.

I have modified the Find dialog and the Find/Replace dialog to allow searching for an empty field.  Just leave the Find field blank and empty fields will match.

This will appear in the initial release of version 4.5.

-Kirk

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Re: Symbols/Variables in the Find Dialog
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 09:09:02 AM »
Thank you much, Kirk.

I'm looking forward to PM 4.5.

Fitz