I've noticed the upgrade to the activity search now lets you search either the Subject or details of an activity (I'm in Civi 5.5.3, Drupal 7.59) which is great but on the Advanced search screen it seems to use the strict "=" qualifier.
I've verified the following behavior of the demo site (5.8) as well:
- Run an Advanced search for an activity that contains "Tell a Friend" in the subject line - no results.
- Run an activity search for an activity that contains "Tell a Friend" in the subject line - returns all the activities that subject line contains the search term, including "Subject for Tell a Friend".
- Same problem when you search details or both.
I can see in feedback for the the blank search results:
No matches found for: Activity targeted to ...AND... Activity Text (Subject Only) = 'Tell a Friend' ...AND... Activity Status In Completed
Versus the summary that shows on the full set of results:
Activity targeted to ...AND... Activity Text (Subject Only) Like '%Tell a Friend%' ...AND... Activity Status In Completed
I'd like to use advanced search so that I can return contact results and add them to a group. Any idea where I take a look to change the Advanced Search from "=" to "LIKE"?
Also, any idea if this was intentional behavior - it doesn't seem like it would be very useful but maybe that's me? Is this worthy of a bug report?