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Filter for label in a formula in Structure

I would like to create a formula column in Structure which filters for all issues which have a specific label. E.g. if I search for "Apples" it should find all issues where one of the labels is "Apples", e.g. "Apples, Oranges", "Apples, Pears", and "Apples".

I only manage to create a formula which finds issues where the only label is "Apples", but not issues which contain other labels as well.

Any suggestions which formula to use?

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Hi Martin,

The simplest approach here would be 

IF (SEARCH("Apples", labels) AND !SEARCH(",", labels), "Only apples")

Here it takes advantage of the fact that 0 and undefined are considered false value, so !SEARCH(",", labels) returns 1 if there are no commas in labels string, which means there is only one or no lables at all, for any number it will return 0.

Egor Tasa

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Thank you very much, Egor! I have the impression though that I don't need the second part AND !SEARCH(",", labels), "Only apples"), the formula seems to work with only the first part

Hi Martin,

Not sure that SEARCH("Apples", labels) would work as you expected, but you reminded me of MATCH(labels, "Apples") function that should indeed be sufficient.


Actually, MATCH was my first thought, but that one works only when the labels field contains "Apples" only. That's why I was looking for an alternative, and SEARCH works perfectly. Thanks again!

Sorry, Martin, misread your original requirement. Glad that I could help despite that though.



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