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How would I "trim" search terms pasted into Odoo from a spreadsheet - there seems to be leading/trailing spaces causing search to fail.

David Todd
on 3/30/16, 4:08 PM 614 views

We have some users who are trying to do some data entry based off of excel spreadsheets, and when they check to see if a contact exists (for example), they copy the text from the spreadsheet and try to put it into the search bar. When they run the search, the search fails (most likely because the search engine isn't removing extra whitespace or something). 

Is there a module that we could use to fix the searching behavior? I'm also open to changing settings in the backend, but unless it's a system parameter, I'm pretty sure it's not there. 

Moises Garcia Marquez
On 11/24/16, 10:52 PM

This is a common behavior all across search engine. What I suggest is to first paste the copied element in the windows-run window (Press Windows Button + R), then copy it back from there and finally paste it in Odoo's search field. These steps will "trim" the copied terms, as you said.

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Asked: 3/30/16, 4:08 PM
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