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Created by Guest
Created on Sep 20, 2019

Searchable Custom Fields on Ideas Portal

Right now the only searchable items (through the search bar) on the ideas portal are free text fields. 


I would like for the custom fields on the ideas, such as drop downs like Editable choice list, to also be able to be searched in the search bar by portal users. 

Ex: We are already utilizing the idea categories to break down the ideas by products/projects. We want to have a custom field drop down list on the New Idea template where selection options would be Client groups, and once selected and idea created, the client can search for the ideas entered by a certain group.

    Feb 7, 2020

    There was an issue that was preventing certain custom fields from being searchable in ideas portals. This has been resolved -- so all fields visible in the portal should now be searchable.

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  • Ben Smith
    Feb 3, 2020

    according to this article search of custom fields should work the same in the ideas portal, but I have found it isn't working.

    from the article...

    Ideas portal searches

    When you search within an ideas portal, you use the same search engine that you use in the Aha! application. Ideas portal searches will search ideas' reference numbers, names, descriptions, and visible custom fields

  • Deanne Branham
    Oct 16, 2019

    Customers are expressing frustration in not being able to search on other fields than description.  We have created  fields for industry and business persona in order to make it easier for customers to find duplicate or similar ideas for voting but this does not work since these are not searchable. 


Custom idea fields that show when adding an idea on the portal do not show when searching for an idea.

The benefit is that then the text of the idea doesn't have to duplicate the same information as the custom fields contain. In our case, the custom fields provide additional categorization and specificity for the idea. It would help narrow down the...
Guest over 8 years ago in Voting 1 Shipped