I seldom need the
Any field contains but often use the
Formula is true option a couple lines lower on the list. I understand the joys of scrolling a list of 120 or more fields. That list defaults to starting at the currently active field. Clicking the First Field toolbar button before Command-F would be one way to start high on the listing.
PanX doesn’t limit you to the basic user interface; you can extend it yourself. I don’t think you can assign PanX procedures to toolbar buttons—probably an Apple toolbox limitation—but for rapid access you could make a procedure for the
Formula is true Find/Select option and give it a hotkey:
gettext "Search all fields for:",t
if t="" stop endif
select exportline() contains t
The power of the options crammed into the small available space for the Find/Select sheet is amazing. Jim’s posted it took him two weeks to write it. All that powerful code needs some time to run. And PanX text ≠ Pan6 text: unicode is inevitably slower than ascii. The small type is an inevitable consequence, but OSX can zoom in part of its screen if necessary. When selecting by formulas, composing the formula in a box that holds, but can’t display, the full formula can be difficult. I instead open a procedure window, or a text editor, compose there, cut and paste my longer formulas into the box.