HipChat - Search History

Is it possible to search the chat history for entries by a user, rather than just by date?

Seems like a standard thing to me, but don't seem to be able to do it.  Is it possible?

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This is not currently supported, though it has been requested before. If it is important to you, you can vote for the issue here:

http://help.hipchat.com/forums/138883-suggestions-ideas/suggestions/3647595-search-chat-history-by-user

Thanks for the clarification. I had already found that and voted on it. I can't quite believe this is something you can't already do. :-(

Incidentally, if you put the user's @-mention name as part of the search (e.g. "@SteveSweales some search terms") it will limit the results to either 1) messages that actually contain the string "@SteveSweales" or messages from that user. It's not the perfect solution, but does provide a measure of flexibility that might help you out for now.

Thanks Chris, that really helps! :-)

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