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Why can't I filter multiple criteria?

Posted on 2002-04-19
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I'm using Outlook XP with all recent updates.

I tried to use the Filter command in the Customize View option to filter out several appointments I don't want to see in the current view.  For example I'm filtering out a repeating phone call appointment by selecting, under the advanced tab:

Subject doesn't contain "Call"

But now I want to filter out a second event reminding me to take some notes, so I added to the criteria

Subject doesn't contain "Notes"

The result is that appointments with subject Notes are hidden but the Call appointments re-appear. How do I filter out multiple criteria?
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Question by:malpern
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by:FlamingSword
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Try VBS?
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by:slink9
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Could this be an AND or OR thing that is improperly placed?
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len222 earned 200 total points
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Don't use two separate condition lines.  Instead, create a single rule that looks exactly like this:

      "Subject doesn't contain Call and Notes".
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by:malpern
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Excellent, this worked, although now I'm curious how I'd filter the word 'and'.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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by:len222
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The same thought occurred to me.  For now, I think the answer is not to try to filter using the words "and" or "or"   ;)

I'm glad that this solution worked for you.
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