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in quick search box, can I search the contents of a custom field? its an integer..

sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | asked Jan 30 '14, 12:55 p.m.
retagged Feb 04 '14, 10:29 a.m. by Dejan Custic (2855)
 my users want to find a workitem of a specific number, imported from the prior system.

without making a query how can I find it?

in 4.x I can use a prompted query.. but still would like to use the quick search box

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Erwin Kunz (94686886) | answered Jan 30 '14, 2:25 p.m.
Hi Sam

If you are entering a number in the quick search it will go for the id... but if you escape it it will search everywhere except the id.
I escape it with /   e.g looking for 4.3 I write /4.3

you can escape with other char but I do not remember them by hart

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sam detweiler commented Jan 30 '14, 7:00 p.m.

thank you!! 

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Kevin Ramer (4.5k8180199) | answered Jan 30 '14, 2:55 p.m.
It is also possible to quote the numeric string.   We have bridge that brings in developerWorks RFE which have numeric id.   Typing in an RFE ID might show the wrong work item, or none.  Quoting the value does the trick.

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Dejan Custic (2855) | answered Feb 04 '14, 10:28 a.m.
A quick search Help topic with related resource links is here

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