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Filter using first letter of Name

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Dale
on 10/28/15, 5:00 PM 530 views

Hi All

I am attempting to create filters to segment my database. For me it makes sense to use the first letter of Name. i.e. Contacts starting with A, B, C, etc, along with a tag. It seems thought that I get records in multiple filters because it returns contacts that FIRST OR LAST name begin with that letter of the Alphabet. E.g. Doctor Hoffman Will appear in both the D filter and the W filter where I only want him to appear once. I am using this filter for instance:

[['category_id', '=', 'UK Import'], ['name', '=like', 'C']] 


What am I doing wrong? Why is it looking in both the First and Last name and not just the first letter of the name field?


Hope someone can help


Thanks

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Marvin Taboada
On 10/28/15, 11:22 PM

Hello Dale,

I'm afraid this can't be achieved, all string LIKE/NOT LIKE comparison operators end up matching substrings, either case sensitive or insentitive, please see here:

https://github.com/odoo/odoo/blob/8.0/openerp/osv/expression.py#L1219

Notice how the right leaf (the query parameter) is automatically wrapped in '%' wildcards lines below to end as '%%%s%%' (which evaluates to '%my_search_criteria%').

* https://github.com/odoo/odoo/blob/8.0/openerp/osv/expression.py#L1242

Filters use search by default, which in turn end using domain expressions and hence the above limitation.

Using the exact match operator '=' prevents wrapping the search criteria in wildcards but then any wildcards explicitly provided in the search criteria (like in 'my_search_criteria%') are not taken into account.

Regards.

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Holden Rehg
On 4/11/16, 10:22 AM

You should be able to use the filter with a wildcard like the following for starts with / ends with:


# Starts With C
['name', '=like', 'C%']

# Ends With C
['name', '=like', '%C']

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