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  • Morgan King

    It seems that the change of where the Advanced Search was located has caused odd behavior with the new simple search - has anyone else experienced this?


    When we enter our search if we hit enter it works perfectly, however, if we hit the search icon itself our entry is completely deleted and no search is activated.


    It seems like this is leftover from when the icon helped you get to Advanced Search and is now doing an action it shouldn't be (removing search text/reloading search).


    Has anyone else experienced this or is this completely unrelated?

  • Dave Dyson
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Hi Morgan,

    I just want to make sure I understand – so you're talking about clicking the search icon once to open the search text box, entering your search terms, and then clicking the search icon again (which at that point is inside the search text box)?

  • Dave Dyson
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Ah, I see it looks like your colleague Meg entered the same thing in our product feedback forums: Search Icon, reloads search widget. I'll see what I can find out.

  • Rina

    I didn't see it in the article, but can someone confirm whether we're able to search by what channel the ticket originated? For instance, looking for tickets which came from messaging?

  • Josh
    Zendesk Customer Care
    Hi Katrina!
    Thank you for messaging us.
    If you are using the standard search function, the information about channels is not available. However, you can use Zendesk Explore to create a report by channels. However, if you are only checking single tickets you can check them by events.
  • Hector


    I am looking to  create a query that combines two parameters and the result should be all the tickets that meet either of the two criteria im putting in the query (almost like having an OR operand).

    The query im using is updated:2021-12-22 created:2021-12-22 , but this is being treated as an exclusive (AND) query returning only the tickets that meet both criteria and not either of them.  Any idea how i can accomplish what i'm looking for?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Daniel Borrego
    Zendesk Customer Care
    Hi Hector, 

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to use AND or OR as operators in an advanced search. 
    Although, if you are using 2 values of a field that doesn't accept multiple values the system automatically understands you are searching for one value OR the other (e.g. status:open status:new), in the example you provided it is impossible to receive a response the way you are looking for (Tickets created on 2021-12-22 OR Tickets updated on 2021-12-22).

    Please feel free to post any other questions you may have.

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