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Status Delivered
Categories Usability
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 4, 2018

Connect Direct File Agent: Add a search function to search on File Agent rule names

Please add a search feature for File Agent so if we know the File Agent rule name, we can search on it and then select. This would easier than using the scroll bar or using the wheel on the mouse especially if a File Agent configuration has numerous rules.
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID54790
Link to original RFE
  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Dec 27, 2021

    Thank you for opening patience as we worked on this enhancement. I'm pleased to say that we were able to deliver FA rule search functionality as well as many other key enhancements with our v6.2 release. Please upgrade to our latest version to gain the benefits of the other improvements.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Mar 29, 2021

    Thank you for commenting on this enhancement request. It was accidentally updated with an incorrect status. That has now been corrected and it is listed as Planned for Future Release. I'm sorry if this has caused any confusion or concern.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Guest
    Mar 1, 2021

    Why is this not under consideration? A search function has been long overdue. Please explain.