07-03-2011 07:20 AM
I use the little edit box in the navigation pane to search for Contact names (which I do all day long), ACT! doesn't seem to find "Joe Smith," when he is listed in the database as "Joe L. Smith." So, I always have to search for Smith and then scan a list of a million contacts for Joe.
Am I doing something wrong? I didn't expect ACT! to do an approximate ("sounds like" search); I was a little surprised that ACT! cannot search for regular expressions, or even do a boolean search; but this seems like something ACT! would do right.
07-03-2011 10:19 AM
No if you're searching equals,
07-03-2011 12:59 PM
Contains by definition looks for a specific contigous string anywhere in the field there for it would not find John Smith if the field contains John W. Smith. However a fuzzy search might find it.
07-03-2011 02:36 PM
No but that would be a very good feature request. Fuzzy searches are very good for certain things, especially for duplicate checking.