I agree, searching and/or filtering by custom fields is an absolute necessity. I am using custom fields for item priority and project associations, and because of the number of items I need to use I am unable to use labels for them. This power-up is almost useless without any search or filter capabilities.
As Matthew N hinted, the Filter search will search custom fields. Show Menu > Filter Cards, then type the custom field value you want to search for. For example, a custom field called "Frobnosticator" that populates from a list. Typing the selected value ("Bob") from the list in the Filter search will filter the cards to show the ones where Frobnosticator is Bob. It will probably also match card names containing "Bob" .. so it would be nicer if the filter would let you do Frobnosticator: Bob ... but, it doesn't (I tried it and got the same results as just filtering on Bob).
Or, just take it from Trello:
- Filtering: Board filtering now supports text, drop down list, and checkbox fields, and will surface cards that have fields that match filtered terms.
It seems this still hasn't been fixed?
I was just getting excited about the possibilities of custom fields + butler reports solving some needs for us, and discovered the custom fields aren't searchable. Seeing that this thread is over three years old, I'm assuming no one cares?
I vote for the feature of advanced search/filter functionality that allows addressing specific custom fields according to their types (number, date, dropbox, multi-value list, etc.) and attachment (file types, size, etc.).
Also, it would be great to use some search language that includes AND, OR, BETWEEN, <, <=, >, >=, ==, !=, ! (not) operators.
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