Why can't it search contact?

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  1. isitkiller

    isitkiller Member

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    I am a DROID newbie, I had perfect STORM until now.
    Not so bad DROID. May be I am missing something but
    I explored the entire phone in its entirety and could not
    find a way to search entire contact.

    I have about 1000 contacts and I put specific words in the
    contact NOTES so that I can easily search and find the
    contacts with related words.

    This technique worked for me starting from Windows CE (few generations),
    Plam (few generations), BB......

    Now, this is so frustrating that I can not find my contacts
    on this device by words in the notes. Forget about notes,
    it can't even find contacts if I put first name as follows and
    try to search "Lisa" the later one:

    Greg/Lisa

    I am a PR guy and can not live without this
    feature.

    I will have to return this device if it can not do the basic
    search (which is my basic requirement).

    Please help!!! I just refuse to believe that the such
    smart guys at Android does not have support for
    this and there must be something I am missing.

    Cry,cry,cry!
     
  2. phortwenny

    phortwenny New Member

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    My Droid searches contacts just fine
     
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    wbbgjr New Member

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    Go into contacts and hit the magnifying glass button and it will search the contacts.
     
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    phortwenny New Member

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    Search Contacts from Home page......

    on your home page, touch the Google box and a couple letters or touch the mic and say who you want. works great for me and I mumble.
     
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    phortwenny New Member

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    Search Contacts from Home page......

    :icon_ banana::motdroidvert::icon_ banana:

    The page that appears when you press the home button of course.
    Not your internet home page
     
  6. isitkiller

    isitkiller Member

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    Sorry to sound obnoxious, but the reason why I listed
    all the devices I used in the past is for you to understand
    that this is not the first time I'm using smart phone.

    I don't have any problem searching contacts normally like
    any dummy would expect.

    The problem is searching ENTIRE CONTENTS of the contact.
    Especially NOTES in the contacts.

    Try this and let me know if it works.
    Add a contact with first name as follows:
    (Enter any last name and phone# you wish)

    Greg/Lisa

    After adding the contact, search for "Lisa" and tell
    me if it finds that.

    Hope that clears it up.
     
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    bamfsig45 Member

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    maybe is the forward slash, try a hyphen
     
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    phortwenny New Member

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    Search Contacts from Home page......

    Ya No. Slashes like that make it all one word that doesn't work for me. I actually use Spaces between words and the occasional ampersand between names. Never have had problems.:motdroidvert:
    :byeBB:
     
  9. tranz

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    I can't answer your original question "why?", but I can second it. It sure looks like the Lords of Search got some work to do! The Googlegods don't handle (or won't accept the help of) wildcards either!

    I really wanna stop carrying my old, de-activated Treo with me TOO! Somebody's got to come out with a good contacts app soon, and it really needs to be Google.
     
  10. isitkiller

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    Well, I can use space, hyphen, for the name, how about my contact entries with important
    keywords in the notes?

    In any case, I see this as "search-smart" google failure to search, so much for the hype!
    I hope they fix this in the updates.
     
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    If you have two contacts with the same phone number, why not have separate contact info for each anyway? what if you get each of their email addresses? how are you going to store that?

    i never combine contacts. it's bad practice.
     
  12. isitkiller

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    W..w...what? I wish people read properly. Searching NOTES in the
    contact has no issue of "two names with same phone number"?

    And why is not that possible? I want to have wife name appear
    in the list when I have 2 Gregs in my contacts and I want to differentiate.
     
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