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Xero Search: Search items by Description

Started by Yenda Davidson in Feature Requests | Idea

Can we have the description section included as an added means of searching for a particular item/product?
Official Xero Reply
Hi everyone, I know there's been a bit of a change to the way you get help when using Xero but do want to assure you as much as Xero Central is the new way forward when having questions or seeking information about the product, feature requests here in Business Community are far from being ignored - Where appropriate we do actively point those that are interested in improvements from Xero Central Discussions, back here where the request can be properly considered along with votes, and share updates.

Right now, (though appreciate not the ultimate solution you're asking) you could run the Account Transactions report to filter by your description. This'll display all line items with the entered Description, along with the relevant Contact. If required you could add further 'Source' filter to only search the description in particular types of transactions.

Search by description isn't in the teams schedule with other important projects taking priority atm. I can assure you Product are aware of the differing requests for searchable fields within Xero, and if there's any push toward developing search for description I'll be back to share this with you all on this thread.

Kelly M (Community Manager)