Allow wildcards in grid filter and reports for 'contains' filtering

Idea ID 1625934

Allow wildcards in grid filter and reports for 'contains' filtering

Briefly describe your idea
Allow wildcards in grids and reports for contains filtering, not just 'starts with'. When filtering on e.g. the "Title" it would be helpful if the filter would support wildcards like "*" The current filter uses "start with".

Why is this important, when it would it be used
Trying to find records

If you were designing the solution, how would  you do it?
I would be more handy to have a filter, which uses a "contains" pattern or supports wildcards.

8 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

Thank you for the idea . The idea has received an initial review to ensure adherence to our idea submission and community guidelines, and is ready for the community to help prioritize the idea with comments and voting. Once there are enough votes and community traction, it will be reviewed by the product team. 

 

Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.

Any field should either support wildcards or certainly not assume that what the user has entered should be "Starts with". There has already been great progress in this for a lot of the fields on requests for example, but there are still some that don't support this - such as Service and Service Component.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Under Consideration

Thanks for all the votes and comments. We are looking into this as a future product enhancement. Check the notifications box to be emailed if the status changes.

Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
This would be a very valuable future product enhancement, especially in regards to SACM. For example when searching for a specific device the "starts with" option is not sufficient as the display label might start with the same prefix due to customer naming conventions. Please find my use case under the following link (=duplicate idea): https://community.softwaregrp.com/t5/SMA-Idea-Exchange/Add-new-filter-option-quot-contains-quot/idc-p/1659827#M945
Outstanding Contributor.
Outstanding Contributor.

Hello,

 

Our customer is asking for the same requirement.

 

Can we have more information on the status ?

 

Is it planned for a next release ?

Respected Contributor.. Respected Contributor..
Respected Contributor..

Our customer is asking for this requirement. The team members have already asked twice, during 2 workshops...

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

We would like to have Contains in the Filters as of now for many places we see Starts with 

We see the same in REST API query as well 

https://smax.it.com/rest/250635956/ems/Request?filter=DisplayLabel+startswith+(%27Test%27)&layout=Id,DisplayLabel,ServiceDeskGroup,Description,PhaseId

Contains will really help us in many places and also it will be benefitial to all .

 

https://community.microfocus.com/t5/SMA-Idea-Exchange/Filter/idc-p/2768767#M4714

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

My customers are really complaining about that:

ALITALIA

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO

NEXI

They are used to do that with SM and now that they are in SMAX they can't.

Roberto

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