Filter on a text field

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  • Official comment

    It is now possible to filter based on the new location field, for you to filter on towns, cities and countries!

    //Sara - Podio

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  • John Stringer

    Any update on when filter on text fields will be possible?  Frustrating here, too!!!!!!!

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  • Ian

    a work around is to use the tag's field.  When ever an item is created use a workflow or globiflow to generate a tag that has whatever text you want to be able to filter by later.  

    Once i figured this out, i created a flow that went through all my active parts and generated the tags of my 'auto name' field, which contains all the info i would need to be able to filter by.  

    It's a cheap work around, but it works for the most part.  

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  • Panu Heinonen

    Yeah, this is just bulls**t.

    Example:
    I have structure of client-->project-->record to monitor my worktime.

    I can filter records by project (as it's heritaged from project itself). But I cannot filter by client because it has to be changed to textfield in order to appear correctly to record entry.

    So I cannot get report of records filtered by client in any way.

    This is after all a feature that makes Podio usable or not. There cannot be ANY other more important thing to do to than this.

    (I cannot use "Contact"-type for replacing the "Client" app because contacts are handled as persons, and I'm handling companies that may have (or not) persons in them) (That's btw another thing to consider fixing)

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  • Yanet Fuentes

    This needs to happen.

    It is a burden having to jump thru hoops to search for added on information specified in the client apps. We cannot search for our clients address just city, state or zip code and that would be great if not all our clients were locals with the same city, state, and sometimes the same zip code. We also search for our clients by the primary contact and company name meaning we need to have multiple contact fields that don't correctly filter and is confusing for our employees to use. 

    I wish there were a better way to search for the info we add to Podio instead of being so limited with the filters. It is taking more time to get work done, and that's not why we decided to use Podio. 

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  • Mette Frøkjær Hansen

    Hi David,

    Thanks very much for sharing your case and making this input. I'll share it with the product team so we can review it for future improvements to Podio.

    /Mette
    - Podio

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  • Stephen Pollitt

    I just want to second this request. I'm constantly sorting the list into alphabetical order and searching through it for a name but as the list grows longer this is increasingly burdensome.

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  • Mette Frøkjær Hansen

    Hi Stephen,

    I understand that this would be very relevant. I've shared the feedback with the product team here to build the argument for this functionality.

    Thank you for the input.

    /Mette
    - Podio

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  • Mike Demunter

    Hello,
    I'll +1 this as well - very much needed functionality imho to be able to search/filter on text fields.

    I've got a list with about 1,100 items, and just getting the records with a certain value for a certain column, is painful to do (Podio shows by default only 30 results, and by scrolling downwards adds some 30 more, and so on ... so it takes a lot of time to get through the (sorted) list)

    Regards,
    Mike

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  • Mette Frøkjær Hansen

    Hi Mike, great to hear your use case on this as well - thanks for that.

    The more we know about how this would help users' everyday work the better argument we have:-)

    /Mette
    - Podio

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  • Mike Meyers

    I agree. This would be very beneficial

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  • James Smart

    Yes please! I have a huge list of accounts and end up using excel instead of Podio for managing sales as filtering and display of the list is too slow. If you guys could add an Excel like filter feature at the top of each column in the table view then this would make things very much easier. i.e. Have a filter arrow next to each column header that can be clicked and free text entered to quickly narrow down to searched items within columns.

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  • Tim Fabels [Combidesk]

    Absolutely a must have!

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  • Daan Kets

    Equally true here. We currently need to add extra 'category' fields to mark items as 'unprocessed', where this status could just be derived from another field (not being empty). Not being able to filter on empty number or text fields is a really big issue...

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  • Ian Callicott

    Same for me, the ability to filter long lists would be very useful

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Hey guys,

    We're looking into improving this functionality in the near future. Please check our blog and product news section for updates: https://help.podio.com/hc/communities/public/topics/200077273-Product-News - Christmas might come early.

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Moritz Andresen

    Could you please push this theme! 

    Thank you very much,

    Moritz

     

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  • David Arthur

    Hi Sara,

    Thanks for the update, I've experimented with the location field. Is there a way to add additional address lines to it?

    That's the only thing holding me back from migrating existing addresses to it.

     

    David

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  • Jacquelyn May

    Hi David,

    Currently we don't offer a way to customize the sub-fields in the location field.

    /Jacquelyn - Podio

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  • David Arthur

    Thats a real shame, we cant use the location field until there are places to put the necessary business address details. A form like this would be ideal:

    http://www.pcapredict.com/en-gb/address-validation/try-it-now/

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  • Josh Shulman

    Desperately need filter by text field!

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  • Guillemette Blachot

    It is so discouraging and frustrating. 

    Is the functionality to filter on a text field now available? 

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  • Jeffrey Kim

    +1 to adding this feature.  My team needs this!

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  • Morten Henriksen

    + 1 this also. Dont understand why you still cant do this i Podio

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  • pierre-marie chevalier
    I do not understand why filtering on text fields does not get your attention. 
    This is a very bad point in the use of PODIO.
    Is this a performance problem? In this context limit research to the first 256 elements?
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  • Randy Hunter

    +1

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  • Bill Nicholson

    One way I have found possible is to think internet search rather than filter.  The first text field you create in an App essentially becomes searchable by the search from the top right search bar once you enter the app.

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  • Anna Jorysz

    +100 This is really important - to be able to filter on contents of text fields, or even whether or not they're populated! We often use these for custom data where no other type of field is appropriate.

     

    (In fact, filtering on any field just for whether it's populated or not - e.g. links - would be super helpful.)

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  • Benjamin Aguettaz

    No filter on text fields, that seems like the biggest joke ever!

    That makes the whole tool pretty much unusable unless you plan to NOT use a single text field (good luck with that), I wouldn't have even considered using it if I knew that before.

    I can't believe it's not fixed in 4 years.

    Looks like a "broken by design" issue.

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  • Carl Gilbert

    Hi. Has there been any progress on address this requirement? I have records with text fields and can't easily filter based on a text field.

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