Searching for categories not in the master category list

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mattvanleuten

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Hello,

I want to know if it's possible to search a list of outlook items by categories that aren't in the master category list.

Thanks.
 

Diane Poremsky

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are you looking for the categories that aren't in the list or do you know the category you want to find? instant search for categories:(category_name) should work if you know the category name. I've never tried it though... off to do that next. :) (instant search finds categories as long as you know the category name...)
 

mattvanleuten

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Ha... why on earth didn't I try that? I was trying to search it using the categories field which only allows the user to select from the list of master categories but just typing the name in the instant search field works fine.

Thanks for the help. Thanks too for all of your other replies to forum post... very helpful answers!

Matt.
 

Diane Poremsky

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It's not like it's come up before. After i suggested it, I thought maybe it wouldn't work and had to try it just to be sure. :)
 
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