I do not understand why this isn’t a native action of searching.
There are multiple reasons why leading wildcard is not a default.
- I often use “what would SQL Server do” approach when thinking about how Dynamics 365 deals with the records. When you put your SQL Server hat on, you’ll find that leading wildcard search is “expensive” and ineffective.
- If it was on by default, how would you switch it off? For example, how would you search for customers with the last name “Lee” without also finding “Sleek” or “Branleegate”?
- Lastly, you already have a leading wildcard when you use Contains operator in Advanced Find
To continue Chase’s question:
How do I setup the search bar to always search as if I have put an asterisk in front of my search? I’m thinking maybe there is an inspect element change I could complete that would do this?
I don’t believe it’s possible without unsupported customizations and it’s better to empower users by teaching them to judiciously use “*” as part of their search term instead.