Report Builder, Using Include and Exclude on Same Column?

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions


I was wondering if there was a way to get the Report Builder to filter both an include and an exclude in the same column -OR- get it to filter for an exact word or phrase.

Example: Filter for a column is set to find all entries that contain the name "john" but that means that a bunch of listings that also contain "johnP" show up. I'd like to either exclude any entries that contain "johnP" but still see the ones that just say "john," or get the contains to work as a "contains exactly" instead of a "contains any." That way only entries that just say "john" will show up and no entries that say "johnP" will appear in the report.


  • L_123
    L_123 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    My solution has been to create a helper column with conditional formatting to post a 1 or a 0, then filter by the helper column in the report. Not the prettiest of solutions, but it works. I don't believe you can do this directly in a report.

  • LaurenS

    That's too bad. I won't be able to do that. It's a shared document curated by the Project Manager, the most I can do is set my own report filter options.

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