archived contact displayed in the contact category

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archived contact displayed in the contact category

Post by tychapogoy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:48 pm

Dear users,

the list view for contacts category shows archived contacts, too. Is there a way to restrict the list only to published items?

It is also interesting that the search results (smart search/finder) do no include that particular archived contact. It is nowhere to find only by listing a contact category. Opening the contact does not show anything like "archived" -- the display is normal as published. The viewer cannot differentiate between a published and archived contact.

Sincerely, I would expect a different behavior: one should not find it in the contact category, but only by searching for it. Is anything wrong with such expectation, please?

Note: the behavior for archived articles is different. An archived article is listed in its category and is indexed and included in search results.

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Re: archived contact displayed in the contact category

Post by KianWilliam » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:19 am

If those archived contacts are not important, just delete them.(if they are too many, use a query in phpmyadmin)
If they are important, create a category (e.g category A), then collect all those archived in A.
(you may use a query in phpmyadmin to do it so easily again.)
This way you purify that category of archived contacts.
You may also run a query in a layout override of contact category view
There also might be 3rd party extensions for doing activities of this type
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Re: archived contact displayed in the contact category

Post by Webdongle » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:29 pm

They will show to anyone (in a user group) that has edit rights for them but not user groups like Public or registered.
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