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 doesn't seem the card search can properly find values with spaces in them. If the value is absent, like for instance there is no "Factor 9" in a board, but there is a "Factor 10", then a search for the former will display cards with the latter.
If both values are present, both will display, no matter if you use quotes or not.
I'd say this is a broken search, albeit not unique to Custom fields.
Trello doesn't seem interested in advancing search. I might abandon it for it. On the other hand you can't export data in any fully usable way (missing data as far as I can see), so they got me trapped.
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.
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?
Thanks @Lewis Melville
I tried some variations of this and they also seem to be working:
I guess the "%fieldname" part is the key. Without the "=" in the URL you can paste a link somewhere or save a bookmark and it will still work.
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