I am unable to actually filter by any of this. If I enter the filtering menu, i cannot find or select any of the fields in order to filter.
Found the solution and a small bug in implementation. When Trello says you can filter on custom fields, they are right. But the filter needs to be applied in a very specific place and not the default search bar of board. You need to go to Board Menu>Filter Cards and here is a search bar that will work on custom fields.
Don't know if this was intended or not, but it works for now.
you can filter for any text on your boards in custom fields.
For example if you have a custom field mentioning "text". You can filter for text using the textfield displayed and the cards containing text in custom fields will be shown both on the web, desktop as well as in iOS via the filter feature on a board (magnifying glass icon).
if that does not work for you, please reach out with an example to trello.com/contact so we can check it out.
It's Jan 2019 and based on your reply from April 2018, @torben, it looks like I should be able to filter down a board based on the value of a custom text field or a custom drop-down list.
I just tested it on this board looking to only see a filtered list of dog cards that are marked as "likes most dogs" in the "dog" custom field. I entered the search terms "likes most dogs" (even tried in quotes to look for an exact string of words) but other cards also show up that don't have those exact words.
Are you going to respond to the inquiries on searching by custom field or continue to ignore this post?
Let alone the fact that you can not search things like check boxes, the text based search only works if your custom field is very specific. It breaks down almost every other time. Ex: I have a custom field "State" in which we populate the 2 character abbreviation for a state. How well do you think it works when I search across my cards for "OR". It returns cards that are associated to Oregon, sure, but it also returns any card with the text OR in a comment, or any other notes.
There should be some way to limit the search to only custom fields. If my custom field is state, I should be able to do a search like: "State: OR" and expect it to only return cards that match that custom field. You could apply this to check boxes too. If you have a checkbox "Done", you should be able to search "Done: Yes".
Please make Custom Fields actually usable for something other than data dumps.
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