Postcode Searching - Using wild characters
Posted on 5th June 2017 at 19:49
Searches and Filters applied to Views work on a "begins with" basis. To change a search to a "contains" search you can use the * as a wild character.
Using the * in Filters works in the same way - but has particular importance if you need to filter by postcode.
One of the problems with postcode filters is that it is not obvious how to search for a “begins with” postcode if it could also be part of a longer postcode.
For example, how to find those that “begin with NN1” without getting NN11, NN12, NN13 etc.
On our training database a filter for “begins with NN1” gives the following result:
However, using the CRM Dynamics wild character * enables you to search for what you want. You need to search for “NN1 space then anything else” – or in a filter Begins with NN1 *
Tagged as: Views, Filters, Advanced Find
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