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Views with filter "Does not contain"

Views with filter "Does not contain"

Views with filter "Does not contain"

Hi, I have a multiple line field I want to filter on that contains "Closed" when an item is closed, I want to filter on "Does not contain closed" (to show whats open) but there does not appear to be a way of doing this, any ideas? SharePoint is telling me I can only use "Contains" for multi-line fields. Are there wildcards or some kind of work around? thanks


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RE: Views with filter "Does not contain"

If it is letting you use the CONTAINS (because I couldn't get a function to work with CONTAINS), then create a column that is a YES/NO with whether or not the field has closed in it, then just show the NO's.


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