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icon3.gif  Finding a user by substring match [message #17779] Sun, 18 April 2004 13:42 Go to next message
wfjmueller is currently offline  wfjmueller   Germany
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In our FUD installation we have enabled "Aliases" and suggested to all users to enter as Alias the full name, like "Joe Smith".

The "Find User" sub-dialog in the "Add user" transaction part of the "Group Administrator" dialog offers only a search for names beginning with the entered search phrase. This means in our case, that one has to know the first names, and that finding a user if one only knows the last name gets cumbersome.

It be great if at this and probably other places the 'Find user' function would allow to search by substring match, either implicitly by changing the match type to substring match or by allowing explicit usage of wildcards. I'd love to find both 'Jim Smith' and 'Joe Smith' when I search for "*Smith*" or "Smith".

I'm aware that these searches are less efficient for the database, but since they are only infrequently used in administrative dialogs this shouldn't be a real problem.
Re: Finding a user by substring match [message #17780 is a reply to message #17779] Sun, 18 April 2004 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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In the Admin find user dialog you can already use * to do partial matches. There are no restrictions as to where the * can go, so doing *Smith* will find all users who's alias or login (depending on whether or not aliases are enabled) has the string 'smith' in it.

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Re: Finding a user by substring match [message #17793 is a reply to message #17780] Mon, 19 April 2004 07:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia wrote on Sun, 18 April 2004 19:51

In the Admin find user dialog you can already use * to do partial matches.....

It be great if this functionality be also available when a normal user acts as a group administrator.
Re: Finding a user by substring match [message #17811 is a reply to message #17793] Mon, 19 April 2004 16:22 Go to previous message
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You can do forward partial matches there, without evening needing to use *.
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