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Last week I responded to a discussion question on how to use “Contains” or “Begins with” as the operator of an input control.  Well, you cannot directly.  However, indirectly there are myriad options.  What I suggested was to create a Boolean variable that used the Match function and then create a report filter based on that variable.  You can see the details at the link below…

Use of Input controls and filters

I thought I would write this up as document to give the concept a little further exposure.  However, I researching this idea a little more I found a very thorough blog post detailing this very same approach.  Clearly, I am not the first person to figure this out and rather than taking the time to going into further detail here I’ll just link to that post and give credit there…

BOBJ Tricks: Search Field Input Control in Webi

Enjoy,

Noel

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