Change Checkboxes for fields with Radio choice in Advanced Search - e.g. Membership level or Status
I love the advanced search feature, with one exception. The "Radio Buttons" field should be searchable like a checkbox field is. This is the search for a radio button field:
Whereas the checkbox search looks like this:
I think they should have essentially the same options. There are some questions that I do not want members to have the option to choose multiples of - for example region. They can only live in one region, so I do not want them choosing 3-4 regions.
However, I'd like to be able to run a search for those who are NOT in ANY region, and so forth. The checkbox search is far more functional than the radio button search.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Current search options are "is", "is not", and "any" for Membership Level. I'd like a "contains". This would allow grouping of some common levels in a query. Three of our levels contain the string "Author" and five contain "Subscription". This would allow us to select those groups with one search criteria and allow certain searches we could only otherwise do once (if) the boolean feature is added.
I assume this is a fairly easy fix as "contains" appears on other criteria.
Good suggestion, I agree with your proposal. For now you can just create a saved search and add there several search criteria, each one for each membership level. Then use "Match [Any] of the following criteria" option
Cody Anderson commented
We have six different membership levels. Frequently, we only want to export the member list for certain, but multiple, membership levels, or to send out emails to certain, but multiple, membership levels. To do so now, we have to run multiple searches/exports, and combine them into a single spreadsheet (for exports) or select multiple saved searches (for emails).
We would love an "any of selected" option added to the existing membership level search criteria of "is/is not/any" to save us the work of combining or selecting multiple lists. Thank you!
Allow for the Advanced Search to select multiple member types that you want rather than eliminating those that you don't want in the "Is Not " drop down menu. We have more that we don't want in most cases. It is time consuming to select the types you don't want.
Good comment - and we have actually internal change request for that (so I linked the number to the title of the post).
We also want to expand search abilities of some radio-like fields like Membership Level, Status - so they also can be searched in multiple selections.