Add Search Option to Campaigns

It would be extremely helpful if I could type a couple words to search for in past campaigns. Then I could easily locate the different emails we have used to market past events we are repeating. Thanks!
Top Answer
Caitlin_M
Administrator

Hello everyone. A quick update on this request.

 

We've slowly been releasing the ability to search for campaigns in an account. While many of our users have this ability, we haven't released it to 100% of users yet. Once we do, we'll update and close this thread. The process of enabling this feature is a bit detailed, however, we essentially have to migrate all campaign data into a new index for this tool to be able to search through all of that data. Since this includes all campaigns, it does take a bit of time. We're making great progress though and hope to have this feature available for everyone soon!

 

In the meantime, you can search for a sent campaign by the campaign name under the Reporting tab. Please note that you cannot search for campaigns in other statuses besides Sent and it will not search the content of a campaign.

 

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872 Comments
Regular Participant

Any idea when this will be implemented? Seems like you guys lack in the most basic features and this is a PAID service! 

Member

How many times do we have to beg and plead, Constant Contact, before you implement a basic search function? It's great that you finally brought back the thumbnail view, but for goodness sake, stop making cutesy changes and implement a basic search function. There are 59 pages in this reqest thread - not 59 comments - 59 *pages*. We users think this is a priority, and maybe soon you will too. C'mon now.

Regular Participant
We share a company account and have thousands of emails. It would be helpful if there was a search feature to easily find emails.
Participant

Having a search function for campaigns would be incredibly helpful, going through page by page looking for an email is tedious.

Member

How about we wrap up this long list of requests with a "yes, we've implemented it"? That would be cool.

 

Aren't y'all tired of hearing us ask for this, Constant Contact? I know I'm tired of asking. 😕

Participant

My non-profit has many users, thousands of campaigns, and it is a huge time sink for our already busy staff not to be able to find campaigns with a key word search. It really, really is needed.

Regular Participant

We need to search through campaigns to find previous email campaigns.

Participant

Hey Folks,

 

Just discovered this issue and found a quick work around.

 

Go to Reporting tab (in dark grey tool bar) from the main page > Then scroll down passed the ekg trend readout to Email Campaigns search bar.

 

Hope that helps and that it has not already been mentioned.

Occasional Participant

Thanks for the idea HughCO.  That will definitely be helpful, but it only searches emails not events.  Still, it helps!!

Thanks!!

 

Regular Participant

This is a huge help. Thank you so much! Of course, it would be nice if CC would just fix the issue. But this is a great work around. 

Member

The reports page is handy for finding recent campaigns.  I have mentioned the Reports search bar in my previous post in they way of "why can CC have a search bar on the reports page but not the campaign page?"  The Reports page only accesses the past 500 campaigns; for us that is only back to March of this year.  We, along with many other companies I see on this message, need to go back further than that.

Member

HughCO, right on! Thanks for the workaround. It would be great if CC would just implement this in the Campaigns tab, but this will be very useful in the meantime. Kudos! :thumbsup:

Occasional Participant
Hello, it would be nice to have a search tool to use in order to search for a particular campaign. Also in my delete box, there are campaigns that I will never reuse, so it would be nice to permanently delete them to reduce the size of my delete box. Thank you
Occasional Participant
Would like the ability to search previous campaigns we have saved by key word to avoid scrolling through many multiple pages to find something that had been sent out. For example, a campaign on a raffle winner that was sent in January of 2016---would like to be able to find it by searching for the keyword "raffle" or "winner".
Occasional Participant

It seems crazy to me that we can't easily search for keywords from previously sent emails. Each year we do a conference and an awards dinner and a policy forum, and I often look at the previous year's email for ideas... or even just to copy it. Instead of having to click through page after page of old emails, it would be great if I could just search. Thanks!

 

Russ Elek

Communication and Membership Manager

VBSR

Participant

Has a search function for campaigns been created?  Obviously a long history of requests for the much-needed tool.

I have yet to find a way to do it.  Status?

Participant
Love this service and plan to sign up for an acct. However, I'd love to have a search feature to search my campaigns for the one I'm looking for at any given time... If this is already a feature, and I'm overlooking it, please let me know where to find this feature. Thanks! Trey
Employee

Hi @KimberlyS182,

 

Thank you for bringing your question to the Community forum! Currently, there is not a search function for Campaigns, but we do give you a number of tools in which to sort them. I included a graphic that shows how to sort campaigns in a few ways, in case other Community members have a similar question:

 

If you click on the Sort dropdown at the top of the Campaign list, you hace 5 options there. And if you sort based on the criteria listed on the left hand side of the screen, there are many more ways!HowtoSortCampaigns.png

 

Let us know if you have any further questions about the sorting functions as well.

 

 

 

Participant

please create a search function

Participant
I am trying to to find a recruiting email I sent out within the last several years. Going through page after page of my 174 CC emailsis an onerous task. May we have a search capability please?
Participant
We update and send Campaigns throughout the year, but in order to find the previous one sent, we have to go page-by-page to find it. A simple search feature would save a lot of time and frustration.
Regular Participant

I still can't believe you can't get a simple sort function right .  Maybe have your programmer face 180 degrees around.  When I sort on newest I get October 28 for the first item listed.  When I sort oldest I get August 17 as the first item.  This seems 180 degree out, thus my suggestion.  You have had problems in this area since the conversion.  Maybe have someone else give it a try.

 

Dennis Whitty

 

 

Suggesting a search bar in order to look for older sent emails by subject line name or key term. I waste so much time scrolling through page after page looking for old sent emails. Also, the organization options really don't help. There is not an option for date order (Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.) and it's insanely inconvenient. "Old-New" still has emails out of order due to someone clicking that email in a more recent date. I was looking for an older Christmas email and it was in between emails sent in October and September. It doesn't make any sense.
Occasional Participant

Maybe I missed this feature, but I can't figure out a way to search past campaigns to find a past email I need to view or copy. With over 600 past campaigns, this means I have to manually scroll through hundreds of emails and often miss what I am looking for. Something as simple as being able to enter a keyword like "welcome" into a  box and get a shortlist of the emails with that in the title. Being able to serach the content of the email would be even better, since I inherited this account from a past employee and don't know her naming conventions.

 

Also, I can't comment anymore on the emoji string since it has been apparently closed, but wanted to add my voice to the 'emojis in the subject line' issue and request that this feature be added : )

Occasional Participant

It is so completely difficult to have to look back page by page to find an email that has been sent or event that was hosted. Please provide a search function where we can type keywords.

 

Thank you

Occasional Participant

Just posted a new thread on this...A search function is a MUST!

Participant

PLEASE for goodness sake bring back/add the search feature for campaigns. I swear you had one a while ago.  It is PAINFUL to try and find a campaign from the past and this is obviously an issues for many of us!

 

Thank you!

Participant

Yes PLEASE!  This feature is obviously needed based on the number of comments here.  Finding a past campaign is very difficult, and only gets worse the longer we use CC.

Member

62 pages of comments later and this feature is still not implemented...

Member

I've never seen a business in the business of selling and maintaining an electronic service that totally ignores its clients' needs and over a years' worth of pleas for our needs to be met.... It dumbfounds me!  Surely it's able to do this, but obviously doesn't care to do so. Not a good business plan in the long run.

Member

If this is a "Certified Great Idea" why hasn't it been implemented in all this time? It's so frustrating trying to find an old campaign without a search window. I have much better luck looking through the binders of our emails that we've printed out over the years. So easy to flip through and find just what I need. Ahhh, wouldn't that be nice to do online? Constant Contact, are you listening?

Occasional Participant

PLEASE add a search bar, so we can find campaigns!

Member

Since 2004, 62 Pages of comments, thousands and thousands of requests, Constant Contact users should have figured out by now the campaign search feature is not going to happen. Long term users like myself just chuckle and shake our heads when someone requests this feature.

 

Since the search feature is not going to happen, why doesn't CC educate us how to best work with the system in place. How do they name their campaigns, or what work-arounds do the employees of CC use to make searching campaigns easier. Come on CC tell us how to do it!

Regular Participant

I agree, the time it takes to scroll down all of your campaigns is not productive. I know CC has a plan but it seems like they are stalled in getting this issue resolved. 

Occasional Participant
I wish there was a search bar so i could easily look through sent emails to find something specific.
Occasional Participant

I'm really seeing two year old requests for this feature and you haven't implemented it! 

Occasional Participant

Any word if they will do this or not? This is crazy that there is no search bar in the campaigns. It's taking me forever to manually look for the email I need.

Come on Constant Contact!

Member

We've been asking for this for TWO YEARS. They don't care.

Occasional Participant

As long as they keep our business, I must agree that they don't care.  

Occasional Participant
It would be INCREDIBLY helpful if there was a search function that would assist in quickly and easily finding an email I sent earlier (e.g., a year ago), so that I didn't have to scroll through page after page of emails to find it.
Participant

Come on Constant Contact...how can you not have a search function available within your software? How much easier my job would be if I could search the title, or content, of a campaign. 

Occasional Participant

Need it also

Participant
It would be so helpful to have a Search feature for campaigns. There are times when I want to use wording from a previous campaign and can only find it by guessing what day I sent it. With over 86 pages of campaigns, that's alot to guess!
Regular Participant

I waited a long time for the Search bar to be added in order to look for a specific campaign. Just came across it today under Reporting, but it should also be under the Campaigns page. Seems like common sense and someone every other email provider has. Shocking Constant Contact still does not have this feature. The other issue is that it only does a search for what is already showing on that one page! That is ridiculous. The search should be searching ALL campaigns or reports, not just what I can already see on the page. PLEASE UPDATE THIS!

Participant
I'd like to be able to search through campaigns by date or by Campaign name.
Participant
Is there a way to search through your campaigns? I often want to use a search bar so that I didn't have to manually locate the past campaigns I am looking for.
Participant

Why has this not happened yet? The people want a search bar!!!

Participant
This would be helpful to find campaigns.
Participant
Please, please, please provide a way that we can search for things in campaigns.
Participant
PLEASE have a search function. I have made this a discussion point with your reps over the past four years. We have hundreds of email and would like to be able to search at least the titles if you are worried about cycles on the server. Maybe the user would be required to put in dates no more than one year or something like that. It is inefficient to put the email into a special category since we have hundreds of emails in the campaigns. We tried it and it was a wasted of time. Most of us have been here a short time. We can't be the only organization on the planet with this issue. PLEASE put the function in to Constant Contact.
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