#1711 Search does not consider "Name" of the custom field and Group Name

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The search function does not consider the "Name" of the custom field in the search.
I think it should search everything that can be entered by the user.

I have a few entries with some specific custom fields related only to those individual entries and not all. I don't know their values, but their field names e.g. "Customer ID".
I would like to quickly search those fields.

Screenshot is attached.

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  • ForgeSrc

    ForgeSrc - 2013-03-15

    There is a mistake in the title: "and Group Name" should be removed. It was by mistake.

    It does search by "Group Name" only the empty groups are not shown, but I suppose this is by design.

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-03-15

    The search function searches in field values, not names. This is the intended behavior and thus not a bug.

    Anyway, I think an option for searching in field names (which must be disabled by default) would be a good idea. Moving to open feature requests.

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2013-03-15

    Ticket moved from /p/keepass/bugs/1096/

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2017-04-19
    • status: open --> closed
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2017-04-19

    I've implemented this; in the 'Find' dialog there's now an option 'String name'.

    Here's the latest development snapshot for testing:

    Best regards,


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