Tip #926: How to find space

We did talk about wildcards and using some unorthodox search techniques before. But today’s tip is not a revision but rather an extension.

In one of the projects we had the need to find all contacts whose last names contain spaces (if you must know, that’s because last names were used as a base for a subdomain). Trying obvious “Last Name Contains <space>” condition immediately gives you “Provide a valid value for Last Name”. Dynamics 365, just like the nature, abhors a vacuum.

Wildcards to the rescue – enter the condition as “Last Name Contains * *” and Dynamics 365 oblidges.

For example, let’s find all last names with not one but two spaces! “Last Name Contains * * *” should get you the results:
Find last name with two spaces
 

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