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Moving Between Records

If you haven’t already done so, create a few additional test records. We need them to demonstrate how to move between records.

In Chapter 3, “Exploring FileMaker Pro,” we discussed several components of the Status Toolbar that can be used to move between records. Let’s use those to move between the test records you created.

First, let’s use the book (the navigation control in the leftmost area of the Status Toolbar) to move between records. Simply click the left-hand page of the book to move to the previous record, and click the right-hand page to move to the next record.

Notice that as you move between records, the number of the record displayed changes in the Status Toolbar. As discussed in Chapter 3, that number is the current record’s position within the set of records that you are working with. If you want to go directly to another record, simply enter a number into the current record field. For example, to go to the fourth record, enter the number 4 and press the Enter or Return key.

You can also navigate between records by using the slider control that appears below the current record number field. Click on it and drag it to move from one record to another. This can be helpful when browsing through a large set of records and trying to familiarize yourself with them.

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