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How to search on Suffixes?

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How to search on Suffixes?

How can I search on contact names "suffixes?" I sometimes want to narrow down a lookup to say people who are MDs.

 

Some contacts are Jane Doe, MD and John Doe, MD, etc.

Some are Jane Doe, M.D. or John Doe, M.D., with the periods in the suffixes.

 

I don't see a clear way to search on Suffixes at all. Does anyone know how to do this?


I have: Act! Pro Version 18.2.53.0, Update 4
Thank you!


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‎03-13-2017 07:53 AM
Copper Elite Contributor
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Re: How to search on Suffixes?

Unless you had created your own "suffix" field you can't theoretically search for it as Act's suffix field is actually part of the Contact field. However, you could search on the contact field for MD using the operator "contains" and any contacts with MD as the suffix will show up.

Karen Fredricks
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Accepted by topic author poweruser
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Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 106
Country: United States

Re: How to search on Suffixes?

Unless you had created your own "suffix" field you can't theoretically search for it as Act's suffix field is actually part of the Contact field. However, you could search on the contact field for MD using the operator "contains" and any contacts with MD as the suffix will show up.

Karen Fredricks
Tech Benders
561-470-5450
Astute Commentator
Posts: 67
Country: United States

Re: How to search on Suffixes?

Great answer! That works. Plus when using the "advanced" link under the top left searching box, it can narrow the lookup! Thank you again!

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Re: How to search on Suffixes?

Name Suffix is a searchable field in its own right.

 

When you enter a name in the contact field of ACT it will split it into 5 parts - Name Prefix - First Name - Middle Name Last Name - Name Suffix

 

To find M.D. Lookup - Select field - Name Suffix - and you will be able to search on suffix M.D.

Astute Commentator
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Country: United States

Re: How to search on Suffixes?

I had no idea about that either! That also works. Thank you so very much both of you for the great information.