Using the search function in the "Item Codes" window: "contains" rather than "begins with"?

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Hi, I'm sorry to ask this question again. A similar one was already asked two years ago, but wasn't really answered.

When using the search function in the "Item Codes" pop-up window, is it possible to search for a description that contains the keyword, not just begins with the keyword? 

For example, we stock maternity braces in our Hire Equipment, but they are called "Loving Comfort Maternity Support Belts". As a result, if the physios forget the brand name, they have a hard time finding the maternity brace amongst the item codes. They are also generally not familiar with the countless item codes, so can't really search for items efficiently by their code.

If this is not possible at the moment, do you think it would be achievable in future updates of Front Desk? Adding a contains the keyword search function for Item Codes would be extremely helpful for us.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you!

Kind regards,

Millie
Administration @ Mortlock Clinic
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Mortlock Clinic

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Posted 2 years ago

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Joyaa Antares

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Not at FD right now, but have you tried using the % key? As in %belt% or %mat% and see if this gives you what you need.
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Mortlock Clinic

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Wow, thank you so much!! You have solved all our problems! This works a treat and makes the search function much more practical.

Thank you again!

Kind regards,

Millie
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Justin Tate

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Thanks Joyaa, just what I needed too right now.
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Joyaa Antares

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Pleasure.  And I have just noticed that you can search the GP/medical referrers file under "Organisation" using the same tactic.  :)
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Diane

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Item search function.

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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Hi all. This feature has been implemented in Front Desk version v18.1.6. Software upgrades can be downloaded at www.smartsoft.com.au/support