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Are custom picklists searchable?

Keeran Posted: 2017-03-06 17:00

Hi Again,

Is it possible to use the global search function to find results based on the information recorded in a Multi Picklist?

My Example: I have a custom multi picklist that enables me to record the qualifications held by each person on the database. Lets say someone has 3 qualifications, First Aid, Manual Handling and Fire Marshall...can I find all people with ONE of these qualification using the search function?

Thank you.

Ross (Workbooks Online) Posted: Fri, 10.03.2017 - 12:43

Hi Keeran,

Thank you for asking this question.

Although it is possible to check the appropriate Checkbox at the field level, of some fields, to make the field values findable by the general Search functionality it is not possible with Multiselect Picklists and I believe it would be more efficient to use Filters on a Landing Page to accomplish this. By doing so you will have a full list of people with one of these qualifications, whilst also being able to Save the View for future use, running Exports of the data and also have the ability to customise the columns present to have access to useful information as soon as the Filter is applied. 

I hope this helps but please ask any more questions that you may have on this. 

Kind regards,

Ross Nicoll

Customer Support Analyst