Item search function

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Using the search function in the "Item Codes" window: "contains" rather than "begins with"?

Is it possible to adopt the search function used in the item codes section (which returns a value from anywhere within the item description) to the billing's page on the patient's file?  At the moment the search function on the billing's page only returns the value which the item code begins with.
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Joyaa Antares

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... I think the search in the item codes section is able to return a value that *begins with* the description text, rather than anywhere in it, but in any case we love this idea too.  
Perhaps a *contains text* search parameter in both parts of the software would be better still?

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Oh yes, you're right, it is a *begins with* in the description in the item codes section.  I think a *contains text* search parameter in both sections would be excellent and much more user friendly for all the friendly users :)
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Justin Tate

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Hi Smartsoft, we'd like to have this function too.  I have just had the need for this basic function with should be easy for you to do but I still can't do it, 3 years after it was suggested.
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Hi Justin. Your reply is timely. Our development team are currently working to improve the item code selection process on the bill and receipt screens. These changes will allow you to search for an item code or item description, which will then display a filtered list of results. Look for this in the next Front Desk upgrade. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Item Codes - Search function when Billing.

Is there a way to search for Item Codes when creating a receipt or billing a patient (using keywords, such as the item description)?

I know you can search items and their codes using keywords when creating a new item or editing them. The same function would be helpful during billing, which would prevent staff from having to scroll through all the items.