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Model driven app lookup search by part of string


I have a lookup field and added some fields so user can search or select by customer code or customer name

in lookup customer name is returned like this: AAA "Customer one"


if a user searches typing Customer - it does not return any results. IT only works if you start typing AAA


How can i make to make the whole string searchable?

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This is on a model-driven app form, for the lookup field?


In this case, the control won't natively do full-text search. It will, however, use the entities' Quick Search functionality (searching against other columns), to help search against other columns.


You can train user's to use wildcards (*) like *Customer to perform this kind of search. It's not obvious, but if they are able to learnt his behavior, then it can be used in other places as well for leading/trailing wildcard searches.

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