I don’t understand?
won’t it always find everything if you just take the first 7 charaters in a string? Unless You have a field where you are entering the 7 digit string so the list has someting to compare against?
Say you are trying to filter the item list based on some string you enter.
Form31 Item List
Add a Variable “FilterString” Type Text 30
Add a Textbox to the bottom of the form (reminder:::Glue=Bottom) w/ sourceexp = FilterString
OnAfterValidate() of the FilterString TexBox
Now if the Item List is is not editable, add to the textbox Triggers:
now type in a string and click on the form somewhere to accept the entry it should filter the list by your string.
Is this what you are looking for? Can you explain more your goal?