6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2017 3:25 PM by d7881fdb1aff9f9d2d1fa2997907fee8c2876295

    Help w/ Advanced Filters Logic

      Hello Community,

       

      I can't seem to get a hang of the Advanced Filters. My goals is for the first 8 filters to definitely apply. However, where it gets tricky is with the last two "Has Certificates" filter. I discovered that in some cases there will be people that will not have Certificates, thus "Has Certificates = False." However, there are people who have Certificates, thus "Has Certificates = True," but their certificate status is Expired, Cancelled, etc. and, thus, it's as if they don't really have them.

       

      Am I using the right logic here by saying 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and (9 or 10)? Or should it be set up differently? Also, what would it mean if I set it up like this: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 (or 10)? Would that then make either the first 8 filters apply or the last filter?

       

       

      Thank you so much!

       

      Laura Kimball

        • Re: Help w/ Advanced Filters Logic
          Darrell Alfonso

          Hey Laura,

           

          Those are different. I was actually just helping out another member with this.

           

          For the 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 (or 10) - that will apply the OR operator at the end. It is basically saying

          (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9) OR 10.

           

          Here is an example that I use to communicate this.

           

          US AND MALE OR DOG OWNER

          In this example, you may get people outside of the US. It executes US AND MALE first, and then it looks at the rest of the database for DOG OWNER, including non-US records.

           

          US AND (MALE OR DOG OWNER)

          In the example, everyone must be in the US. It reads, show me people that are in the US and are either a male or dog owner.

           

          Hope that helps.