I am trying to search a contact by a detail of their email or last name, all of which I could select for in your old template, but this feature seems to have disappeared. Where is it? How am I supposed to do a detailed search now in your system?
Hi @AndrewK51122 at this time our updated contact management search tool can only search for addresses that 'begins with' or 'ends with' the search detail entered. It is a feature request we are tracking to have the ability of searching for contacts the way you have described. Because of this we have opened up your idea so other users can weigh in as well.
Hi @JonL940 what logic are you looking for when viewing your contacts? Also, what details are you searching for through the previous advanced function?
Anyone else hate the new update to contacts? the search field is now basically useless. you can no longer search a partial for anything. you need to enter the entire domain name, including .com I used to put in a partial name or a partial company name in the search field and anything with that letter configuration would show up. now you need the entire last name and have to drop down and select name. or you have to put the entire domain and drop down and select domain. a quick contacts search is no longer an option. CONSTANT CONTACT DEVELOPERS - IF YOU ARE LISTENING - PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD SEARCH CAPABILITIES OF A PARTIAL ACROSS ALL FIELDS.
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Hi Frankie -
There's now a dropdown list for choosing how to search (name, company - etc). The previous version with just one search box that found anything from any data field was great.... Thanks.
Hi @Electra7 thank you for sharing this feedback with us! The original thread you posted on was a general thread on our updated contact management dashboard. Because you are specifically speaking of the ability to search contacts with partial details I have merged your post into the appropriate thread on this feature request.
Hi @tbarkanCAE we’re sorry to hear you feel this way! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We’re always open to ways we can better our user’s experience. Because of this we have merged your post into a larger, but similar thread.
I pretty sure that I used to be able to search by any part of a company name, but now I must put in the first part of the company name to pull it up successfully. For example, I can't just search for the restaurant we have with "Pizza" in the name, I have to actually type in "Round" to come up with "Round Table Pizza". Or, I have to type "The" to get "The Law Office of John Doe".
We use Constant Contact to communicate with our clients who are companies. The contact people within those companies changes often. We need to easily be able to search by company name and this functionality has greatly decreased with the recent changes.
Please provide an expanded ability to search our subscriber databases. Your system used to provide this ability. Now, we have to know the exact email address, input the @ sign, etc., etc.
Searching has simply become too difficult.
Please, just provide the ability to search for a letter, combination of letters, a portion of an email, etc. I want to eliminate competitors, people who subscribe from organizations I don't want on my list and so on.
Please and thank you.
Hi @BioPharmGuy. Are you making sure to select Email Domain in the dropdown next to the search box? Also, you will need to add anything that comes after the domain such as .com or .org for the search to populate with results.
I didnt realize that was a thing. Still doesn't explain why it doesn't return a string that I know is in an email. Can it only search for a string at the beginning of an email or name?
Hi @BioPharmGuy. That is correct. The search feature as it is right now does not have a "contains" element to it and will only search for the beginning or end of a domain or other selection from the dropdown. We have an open thread that has this feature request so I will merge this there.
Can’t believe that constant contact does not have a partial email search method. That there is no wildcard method to search my customer base using only part of the email. If I can’t read a customer’s writing and can’t read the first two letters that I can’t search for remainder of email
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