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  Asked By: Sekhar    Date: Oct 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1065

Here is an interesting issue and I was wondering if anyone knows about this. I
have a list with a choice field (Location) and I am trying to create a view with
a filter on this field. Some of the values in the field have a - (dash). For
eg., "US - TX" or "US - CA"

The filter field just does not picks up the dash. It does pick up the spaces
though. I know that I can probably use the contains option to compare to states,
but I do not want to do that. Is there some other way that dash is represented
internally in sharepoint which I have to mention in my filter field?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alexandra Patterson     Answered On: Oct 25

You might try using the ASCII code in your filter  in place of the dash
(- – or — depending on which dash  you are using). You can see
all of the ASCII codes here:

I haven't actually tried this as I'm rebuilding my server at the moment.

Answer #2    Answered By: Deven Ghurye     Answered On: Oct 25

but that did not work. I tried all three, in
ascii, decimal as well as hex values. Any other ideas?

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