SM - Dropdown Autocomplete to match with "Contains" (e.g. Dashboard selection, Smart Search Filter)

Idea ID 1660568

SM - Dropdown Autocomplete to match with "Contains" (e.g. Dashboard selection, Smart Search Filter)

The SM Dropdown type ahead selection is not providing the state of the art usability of "auto complete".

Users are used to auto complete features with 

- match the term entered with contains (like)

- the term match is highlighted somehow e.g. bold or colored

For Link Attribute the auto complete query can be influenced to do a like query and therefore there is no real issue - eventhough here the term match highlighting is also missing.

For Drop Down selection on Forms there is no way to workaround the issue. The Client always performs a "startswith" match. Would be nice to get a forms designer setting to influence the drop down term matching.

There are areas which can not be influenced at all (RTE Binary Areas):

- Dashboard selection

- Smart Search Match Filters

Imagine the Filter for Affected Service - maybe contains 200 different values depending on the search term entered by the user - if the relevant service is named something like "SVC-IT-INFRA-EMAIL" it is truly not user friendly if the user is forced to enter exactly this term - the user will type "mail" and expects the system to find the service within the drop down values)

Or Imagine the Filter for user Full Names - the name is either "Smith, John" or "John Smith" - for a user it should not make difference if he enters the first name or last name - the drop down attribute needs to match it and find the value.

 

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Status changed to: New Idea

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Status changed to: Accepted
 
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Status changed to: Under Consideration
 
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