Entering criteria in filters

When you enter criteria, you can use all the numbers and letters that you can normally use in the field. In addition, you can use some special symbols or mathematical expressions. Here are the available formats:

Symbol Meaning Sample Expression Records Displayed
= Equal to 377 Number 377
BLUE Those with the BLUE code, for example, the BLUE warehouse code
22 A datetime: from 22-current month-current year 0:00:00 to 22-current month-current year 22:59:59
22 10 An exact datetime: 22-01-01 10:00:00
.. Interval 1100..2100 Numbers 1100 through 2100
..2500 Up to and including 2500
..12 31 00 Dates up to and including 12 31 00
P8.. Information for accounting period 8 and thereafter
..23 From the beginning of time until 23-current month-current year 23:59:59
23.. From 23-current month-current year 0:00:00 until the end of time
22..23 From 22-current month-current year 0:00:00 until 23-current month-current year 23:59:59
| Either/or 1200|1300 Those with number 1200 or 1300
& And <2000&>1000 Numbers that are less than 2000 and greater than 1000.

The & sign cannot be used by itself with numbers because no record can have two numbers.
<> Not equal to <>0 All numbers except 0
> Greater than >1200 Numbers greater than 1200
>= Greater than or equal to >=1200 Numbers greater than or equal to 1200
< Less than <1200 Numbers less than 1200
<= Less than or equal to <=1200 Numbers less than or equal to 1200
* An indefinite number of unknown characters Co Texts that contain "Co"
*Co Texts that end with "Co"
Co* Texts that begin with "Co"
? One unknown character Hans?n Texts such as Hansen or Hanson
Calculate before rest 30|(>=10&<=20) Those with number 30 or with a number from 10 through 20 (the result of the calculation within the parentheses)
@ Ignore case (either uppercase or lowercase allowed) @location Texts such as LOCATION, location or Location

You can also combine the various format expressions:

Expression Description
5999|8100..8490 Include any records with the number 5999 or a number from the interval 8100 through 8490.
..1299|1400.. Include records with a number less than or equal to 1299 or a number equal to 1400 or greater (all numbers except 1300 through 1399).
>50&<100 Include records with numbers that are greater than 50 and less than 100 (numbers 51 through 99).
C&*D* Texts containing both C and D.
@co? Texts containing co, CO, Co, cO, such as cot, cope and incorporated.

CO, cO, Co or co must be present, followed by at least one character, but there can be an indefinite number of characters before and after these, and case is unimportant.


It's important that you enter only meaningful filters. For example, it's possible to specify an interval that doesn't exist, and the system can't check this for you. In order to enter meaningful filters, you must know the sorting rules for the field you're filtering on.

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