How to search for contacts within a distinct category

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    • #3600
      JTree
      Participant

      How can I search for contacts which belong to a certain category in the search box?

      E.g. I want to search all contacts containing the string London and are in the category Customers. Typing London Customers in the search field doesn’t get any results.

      I couldn’t find any information about finding contacts in the Wiki on GitLab.

      Thanks!

    • #3601
      CardBook
      Keymaster

      you have to use a virtual address book : right click on your address book, then choose “New Address Book”, then choose the fourth option, then enter your criteria then save

    • #3602
      JTree
      Participant

      Thanks for the explanation! This seems like a lot of work, though. And it isn’t practical when I have to create a virtual addressbook for every category I want to query.

      Why is the category of a contact not searched when using the search field? Every other field is search, even BDAY!

      If it was a conscious decision to not search in CATEGORIES, I would like to have a special syntax to use in the search box, e.g. a character like # as a prefix, indicating that following text is search within CATEGORIES:

      London #Customers

    • #3605
      CardBook
      Keymaster

      yes, you’re right. I’ve checked and the categories should be searched… may you send me an example of a wrong search ?

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