Searching in a field which contains a white space

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24 May, 2020 09:04 AM

Let's say I have a field with a white space, e.g. "Source ID" and I want to search notes for it. If I remember correctly, I could do something like this: "Source ID":"xy" (i.e. with quotes) but this doesn't work (anymore?)

Can this be done at all?

  1. 1 Posted by Guillem Palau-S... on 24 May, 2020 10:05 AM

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    The syntax you describe is correct. Keep in mind using quotes after the semicolon is for an exact match, if you want to filter cards that do contain the text in that field you'll need to add an asterisk.

    "Source ID":"xy" matches only xy. "Source ID":"xy*" matches xya, xyb, xyyyyyyyyyy, etc.

  2. 2 Posted by andi on 24 May, 2020 11:01 AM

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    Are you on the latest version? I also remember that this used to work as you described it, also with the asterisk but for me it doesn't seem to work anymore.

    I'm on Version 2.1.26 (70784154) running on a Mac.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 25 May, 2020 04:13 AM

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    "Source ID:xy"

  4. 4 Posted by andi on 25 May, 2020 06:23 AM

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    Yes! Thanks, Damien! 👍🏻

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