Filter table by multiple values of string fields entered by user

Emily from Skuid was helping me with this last week but I wanted to ask the community because I am really lost as how this is working for others and not me.

I am not sure where I am missing the mark. I have an invoice field that I need to filter on. The field is a string so I can’t use a regular table filter for multiple select. So I followed this thread and made a couple of tweaks to suit my needs. I have been told by a couple of people that the way it is built should work properly as it works for them, however it does not for me. It only allows me to filter on one record. When I type in a second invoice number it is ignored.

How it is set up:

  • 2 models Invoice Filter (used for the filter) and InvoiceList (Table)

  • Invoice Filter has a single row for the field editor with a page title with a “Filter” button that is connected to the Invoice List model.

  • Condition on Invoice List model:

Field: Invoice_Number__c

Operator: is in the set of values

Value: Multiple Specific Values

State: Filterable Default Off

  • Actions

Activate & Set Value Model Condition: {{{Invoice_Number__c}}}

Query Model: Invoice List

How it should work:

-A user types in multiple values into the invoice number field in the field editor on the invoice filter model and clicks “Filter” only the invoice numbers typed in should be displayed in the invoice list table.

How it is working:

Only the first value entered in is filtered any subsequent invoice numbers are ignored.


After you run your ‘filter’ button, open the dev console (F12) and use skuid.$M(‘InvoiceList’) to get the details for your model. Check out the condition, and see what the value is.

Also, look at the InvoiceFilter model and see what the value for Invoice_Number__c is.

That should help with troubleshooting.

Hi Matt,

Great suggestion! I inspected the element but it just told me what I already knew. Only the first invoice number is being registered. I am still left with the burning question of why.

{updateable: true, type: null, soql: "SELECT Name,CreatedDate,SCMC__Invoice_Date__c,SCMC…voice_Number__c in ('Invoice-0003113')) LIMIT 101", rTypeFor: null, recordTypeInfos: null…}


So the SOQL query is only pulling the first value. What about the value of the condition itself? I’m assuming it’s the same, but it’s worth a check:


And what about the value of the field in the InvoiceFilter model?


I have found the error of my ways! Thank you so much for jump starting my brain.

On my Activate and Set Value I had the field from the InvoiceList instead of the field from InvoiceFilter. I had to use a global merge syntax to connect to the InvoiceList model.


So here is a quick recap for anyone that gets stuck like I did. These instructions where pulled from this thread. These are not instructions I created.

**1. Create a Invoice model. ** This will be the list of invoice numbers. Add all the fields you want to see.
Add a condition on this model that selects the Invoice field, is in, multiple specified values, and is filterable - default off.

**2. Create a second “Invoice Filter” model. ** This model is also on Invoices. It should not load model data, but should create a default row.
Choose the Invoice Number field and that is all.

3. Start building out your page. I put a panel set on the page with the Invoice table in the Right Wide Panel.

  1. **Create a field editor on the Invoice Number filter in the Left Narrow panel. ** I typically make these “Edit mode”, And labels above the value.
    Bring the Invoice Number field into this field editor. Here users will fill in the data they want to filter on.

**5. Add a page title below the field editor. ** Make sure this page title is connected to the Invoice List model. Remove the title and subtitle values and add two buttons. One for Filter and one for Clear. These buttons will both run a sequence of actions.

**5A. Filter Actions: ** Use the following sequence of actions:

  • Activate & Set value of Model Condition. Find the Invoice Number filter on the Invoice List model. Pass the Invoice Number field value from the Invoice Filter model. {{$Model. AC_Invoice_Number__c }}
  • Query Model - Invoice List.

**5B. Cancel Actions: ** Use the following sequence of actions:

  • Deactivate Condition.
  • Query Model - Invoice List.

**6. Save your page and try it out. **
Enter as many invoice numbers as like followed by semi-colons. i.e. 12345;65478 in the box and hit Filter: Only the matching invoice numbers will appear. Hit Clear and all records are shown.

Thanks for the recap, Tami!