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Lookup via Email Field - Default is 'Starts with' - can this be changed to 'Contains'

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Lookup via Email Field - Default is 'Starts with' - can this be changed to 'Contains'

Hi

When you right click in a contacts email field, there is the option to perform a search by email across the entire Database

 

But

 

It always pops up with the option to search by 'Email Starts with'

 

Would it be possible to default to 'Email Contains' instead

 

Many Thanks

 

 

 

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Re: Lookup via Email Field - Default is 'Starts with' - can this be changed to 'Contains'

Not that I know of.

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Re: Lookup via Email Field - Default is 'Starts with' - can this be changed to 'Contains'

Hi community, 

I second the request for the ability to change the default "Starts with" operator to "contains", in Lookups of all sorts. I go Shift tab, c, Tab about 25 times a day, a bit annoying. From past experience with other RIM/CRM solutions, this might be one of these usability/convenience features that the developers never prioritise as it doesn't keep people from using the software (merely makes them a little bit annoyed with it Smiley Mad). I'd be happily proven wrong on this one! Smiley Tongue

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Re: Lookup via Email Field - Default is 'Starts with' - can this be changed to 'Contains'

Hi All,

A quick search of our Share Your Ideas forum has given me this post which contains two separate workarounds for this request.

  1. Edit dropdown options
  2. Use % wildcard

Workarounds aside, it is a good suggestion, and giving kudos to the idea will help raise awareness to of the request and subscribe you to any future updates on it.

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Re: Lookup via Email Field - Default is 'Starts with' - can this be changed to 'Contains'

I have a solution which is:

 

You could use the Define Fields to:

 

  1. Select "Manage drop-down lists".
  2. Select "Create drop-down list".
  3. Enter new drop-down list name "Companies".
  4. Uncheck "Allow users to edit..." and "Automatically add..."
  5. Do not add any drop-downs.
  6. Select "Finish".
  7. Select "Home".
  8. Edit "Company" field.
  9. Check "Use drop-down list".
  10. Select "Companies" drop-down.
  11. Next.
  12. Check ONLY "Allow Multi-select".
  13. Finish and Close.

If you now right click in the Company field it will default to "Contains" !!!

 

QED!


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