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STRG+F versus Filter functionality


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Hello! I'd like to launch a little discussion concerning STRG+F versus Filter functionality. Since lazy loading has been implemented (Task lists and in NWE on Reporting) I have the problem, that I do not find my tasks. Let me give you an example. I have an accounting forecast report in place that shows all clearing tasks (based on recurring tasks) that have not been added to a billing record yet. These tasks have all the same label (i.e. Settlement Support SLA 1/2020, Settlement Support SLA 2/2020, Settlement Support SLA 3/2020). If new tasks are added I open the report and search for the new task to go for sure that they have been created correctly (as some additional custom fields are required). The tasks in the report are grouped after Teams and Project name. Before lazy loading and the new Filter functionality I could search via STRG+F for the Project name and found my settlement tasks immediately. As STRG+F does not work anymore, I have to scroll the whole report as the Filter does not help because it does not take Groupings in account. I hope I could explain my problem. My desired solution would be that the Filter functionality - that has basically been a very good idea - also takes Groupings in account (on Reports) and shows the structure Main Task / Subtask (on Task lists). Looking forward to hear if anyone else experienced that issue. Best Stephan Siller
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Level 10
Hi @Stephan Siller , I agree that it would be ideal if the CTRL+F search still worked as it did previously, but considering that we now just have the quick-filter button and it can only find data that is in fields (not grouping rows) then the only solution for your situation is to add the Team and Project names as columns on your report (perhaps on the far right side to be out of the way). The quick filter will then be able to find the records based on the values from the grouping rows as they're also columns. Regards, David Cornwell


Level 3
Hello @David Cornwell ! I did not consider the option of adding an additional column with the project name - thank you for the hint, that helps while the Workfront team can think about the quick-filter button 😉 Regards, Stephan Siller