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    Allow multiple comma separated values in the STARTS WITH condition.

    Asked by Mrkay on September 17, 2014 at 07:43 AM

    I was wondering if you could offer any additional assistance with this.


    I have a customer who has provided there postcode as BN2 8QR

    BN2 is not a postocde area we cover.

    However we do cover N2.



    Obviously what has occurred us the condition has been met as it contains N2.


    I'e tried to change the condition to IF... Starts with...


    But it seems this function doesn't allow Comma separated values. Is it possible to add the function to this IF option.

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    Answered by EltonCris on September 17, 2014 at 09:19 AM


    That's actually possible with "Contains" condition.

    Check this visual guide:

    Is this what you're looking? If not, kindly inform us here so we can further assist you.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by Mrkay on September 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Hi @EltonCris ,


    It was myself that requested the comma separator on the 'Contains' field originally; however the problem with the 'Contains' rule is that if the value is in any part of the postcode text; it will trigger. Here is an example


    Values in the conditions set to trigger a response: N2, N3, N4, N5 ETC (There are hundreds of values)

    But BN2 is not an area we cover


    Customer provides Postcode BN2 8QR this wouldn't trigger a condition trip if it was in a 'Starts with'. However because it is a 'Contains' condition it is triggering


    BN2 8QR - The N2 section is triggering.


    This is a simple problem to fix if I could select 'Starts with' however, it looks as if this does not support comma separated values yet.


    The request is can the other ' IF ' can have the comma separated rule as well.







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    Answered by EltonCris on September 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Thanks for the clarification. I have now raised this as a feature request since "Starts With" does not currently support multiple separated comma values. Once this is implemented, we'll let you know here.


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    Answered by Mrkay on October 02, 2014 at 06:06 AM



    I know you can't give specifics on completion but could you check to see if this has been assigned to a developer yet. Your colleague provided this information last time.

    I'm keen to see this addition as I am sure many other users will. I think the last change took two weeks.



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    Answered by jedcadorna on October 02, 2014 at 07:07 AM

    This is already assigned to one of our developers, but like what my colleague mention we can't give any specific date on when this feature will be implemented. Our devs works on priority basis and they also have pending tickets that they are currently working on so we can't really promise you any specific dates.

    We'll let you know here once this has been implemented and we thank you for your patience.

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    Answered by Mrkay on July 15, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Hi was this development ever carried out?



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    Answered by Boris on July 15, 2015 at 01:06 PM

    I am sorry, but this feature has not yet been implemented.

    Until such time that this feature is implemented, you can add multiple Starts With rules inside a single condition by using the Add New Rule function, and setting them as If Any rules are matched.

    I hope this helps.

    We will let you know via this thread is or when your feature request is implemented. Thank you.