Filters / Conditions
Filters is a very important concept in ConfiForms and is used in many places, basically it is the core of ConfiForms, a base which helps to connect ConfiForms forms and allows to query data stored within ConfiForms form:
See also Accessing field values and properties. You can use complex properties in your filters. For example filtering dropdown fields by values and by labels, filtering page type fields by page metadata fields, filtering user fields by, for example - email property
Filter expressions can be used with Virtual functions
See ConfiForms Filters by example to learn by example
ConfiForms plugin uses 'Lucene like' syntax for expressions, supports grouping using parenthesis. Supports filtering for expressions that start with a wild-card. Supports filtering per field as well as free text search (filter to match against any field value).
Operators AND and OR are case-sensitive!
Supports not notation, to filter records that do not match the given filter: '!' is used for that. Example: !f1:[empty] - will look for records where f1 field value is not empty (has some value)
Supports simple math operations and comparisons on dates (to add or substract days from today's date). See examples below
Valid example: (f1:*success AND f2:>[yesterday]) OR (f3:accepted) - matches records with field values having 'success' and where f2 field value is after yesterday or where f3 filed value is equals to 'accepted'
Valid example: (f1:*success AND f2:>[today]-1) OR (!f3:[empty]) - matches records with field values having 'success' and where f2 field value is after yesterday or where f3 field value is not empty
Reserved words to use in expressions:
|*||To match all|
|val*||Will match the record(s) where the field value starts with "val"|
|*val||Will match the record(s) where the field value ends with "val"|
|*val*||Will match the record(s) where the field value has "val" anywhere|
Will only check the "fieldname" field for the value "val" in the beginning of each word in the value
|[empty]||To match empty values for particular field. Example: field1:[empty] - will match records where field1 is empty (does not have a value, but the form defines this field)|
|[now]||Current time and date, useful with '<' and '>' for comparing with dates stored. Example: someDateField:<[now] - will match records where field 'someDateField' has value which is in the past compared to now (current time)|
|[today]||Same as [now], but without time|
|[tomorrow]||To compare against tomorrow's date. Also something like [today]+1 could be used instead|
|[yesterday]||To compare against yesterday's date. Also something like [today]-1 could be used instead|
|[dateyyyyMMdd]||To compare against given date in the format: yyyyMMdd, example: [date20150130] to give a date as Jan 30 2015|
|[datetimeyyyyMMdd HH:mm]||To compare against given date with time in the format: yyyyMMdd HH:mm, example: [date20151231 12:13] to give a date as Dec 31 2015 12:13|
|[date timetoday hh:mm]||You can use a shortcut to "today" with given construction|
|'<' and '>' (and '<=' and '>=')||Can be used together with date and datetime fields, as well as to compare values for numeric fields stored|
|!||To reverse the filter condition. Example: !field1:[empty] - will find records that have 'field1' field filled|
See explanation in Virtual functions
See hasChanged function in Virtual functions
You can access ANY property of the ConfiForms record that was there before the update. But ONLY in the IFTTT conditions
Supports for "records count" evaluation
For example, this filter will check that the user can register not more than 2 records within 14 days
So, the filter shall start with a parenthesis and end with a parenthesis followed by semicolon and expression
This works in Field Definition Rules and allows you to have validation rules as dynamic as this
|Calculations on date/datetime and timestamp fields|
When you want to apply filters on date/datetime or timestamp fields you actually work on their "timestamp values" - https://www.unixtimestamp.com/index.php
And that is in milliseconds. So, when you want to add/subtract days or hours or minutes from some timestamp holding field you need to operate in milliseconds
For example when you want to check the interval is longer than 60 days (duration is a DateTime interval field in this example)
How we got a "5184000000" value? This is 60 days in milliseconds
How to convert a day into milliseconds: https://www.unitjuggler.com/convert-time-from-day-to-ms.html
- field1:[today]-5 - assuming field1 is of type date (or datetime) this filter will return records where field1 value is not older than 5 days from now
- field1:[today]+10 - assuming field1 is of type date (or datetime) this filter will return records where field1 value is not after 10 days from now
Since ConfiForms version 1.13
We now support the following constants in field names:
|Field name constant||How to use||Details|
|_count:<3||Will check for records count in the resultset and will return an empty result if this condition is not met. Important: this works better when you add this condition as last one, meaning that other filters were already applied on the dataset and you need to check the count of that filtered result|
For queries to run on a certain date (when date given is a constant). Will check today's date against the given date.
In this example: the query will match when todays date is AFTER the 10 Dec 2015
|_now:<[datetime20151210 2:30]||When "now" (current time/date) is before the given date/time|
Brings the user context into query execution. Available from ConfiForms version 1.17+
Anonymous users are evaluated as ""
All fields support >, <, <=, >= and =
Since version 1.24.x of ConfiForms we had to change the constants for "field names" in filters from
Some field types (ConfiForms Field Definition), such as user types and page types could use "this" to reference to current user or current page (where the filter is used). See below
How to filter by:
|Show all records||*|
|Show records where text field called "mytext" starts with the value "this is test"||mytext:this is test*|
|Show records where text field called "mytext" has the value "this is test"||mytext:*this is test*|
|Show records where text field called "mytext" ends with the value "this is test"||mytext:*this is test|
|Records created today|
|Records created before today||created:<[today]|
|Records created yesterday||created:<[today]-1|
|Records created yesterday (alternative to previous example)||created:<[yesterday]|
|Records owned by current user|
|Records created by current user|
When you have autopage type of field, that sets automatically the page where the record was created.
You might want to filter by that, having a ListView, CardView or TableView on it.
Let's say the autopage field is named "apage"
|How to filter, if field type is Page or Autopage: use Confluence pageId numeric value in filters||somepagefield:pageId|
Assuming you have a field of type "Page" and the field is called "mypage". And you want to filter by page title.
This is totally possible, as ConfiForms allows you to access rich properties easily.
See Accessing field values and properties for more details
See Accessing field values and properties to understand which properties and fields a field has. Any accessible field could be used in a filter, both on the left side of the expression and on the right side of the expression