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"contains" vs. "starts with" filters

Question asked by Elise Gordon on Dec 14, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 14, 2017 by Sonali Jadeja

Hi,

 

The starts with criteria is self-explanatory, but I'm wondering if the contains criteria is looking for the string in the entire field value. Example below...

 

"IBU-BBE" is always at the beginning of a program name (i.e. IBU-BBE_19039_None_ME_ES_Nurture_2017), never in the middle or anywhere else in the name.

 

Smart campaign filter is: Program Name not contains 'IBU-BBE'

 

If using not contains, will it recognize the string and exclude that program? Or do I need to use starts with?

 

Thanks for your help!

Elise

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