The query you enter will operate on all contact fields present in your account. Note that fields and values are not case sensitive within a query.
In the query pictured above, we're referencing a contact field called 'Age' and using the operators "greater than or equal to" '>=' and "less than or equal to" '<=' to specify the desired characteristics of the contacts you're searching for. Note that with contact fields containing two or more words, spaces need to be replaced with underscores, e.g. id_number=409328
You can use 'OR' statements to match two or more contact field values, and 'AND' statements to filter contacts by contact field. For example,
(city="Oakland" or city="Berkeley")
will return only those contacts whose 'City' field contains "Oakland" or "Berkeley", and
(city="Oakland" and gender="Male")
will return only those contacts whose 'City' field contains "Oakland" and whose "Gender" field contains "Male".
Text values containing multiple words must be enclosed in quotation marks, e.g. city = "san francisco", while operators like '>=' only work with Numeric and Date & Time values.
Groups resulting from queries are called dynamic groups. Dynamic groups are unique in that they will continue to collect contacts who match the query that created them.
Creating a Dynamic Group
Once you enter a query, TextIt will return the group of contacts who match it:
You can save this new group by clicking the "Save as Group" button underneath the search bar:
Once a Dynamic Group is saved, any new contacts that match the query will be automatically placed in it.