Spotfire Filters Don’t Recognize Special Characters

It’s FRIDAY!!!  I know you are all looking forward to the weekend, but I learned something new again this week and wanted to share it. This little tip is related to filers and special characters.

List Box Filters & Special Characters

I noticed a long time ago that the Spotfire list box filter (and presumably text filters) don’t respond to special characters, as shown below.  I didn’t really know what to do about it until recently.Search without special characters Search with special characters

Solution

It turns out, the solution is really simple.  Just ignore the special character.  Don’t type it, and the search function in the filter will work.

Special characters solutoin

 

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