At http://bubble.is/site/cpa I have inputs as filter boxes (couldn't use autocomplete there since it doesn't seem to be able to return its text value or a list of objects it finds [just returns a single one]) and the repeating groups under them use a :filtered expression (say a list of students of a class, or classes of a teacher or projects of a teacher) with the filter saying "contains Input Search's value".
Although this doesn't have autocomplete at the filter box (not major problem), it has a real issue in that the repeating group contents disappear as you type in the filter a partial match of a text field you're filtering against from the repeating group items
Say a have students
And I type "J", I see nothing. When I've typed "Jina" or "John" (a full word), then I only see filtered list content
Is there any way around it? As it is now it isn't much useful (and most users will think the filter just doesn't work since they won't bother type in a whole word)
Could contains have a parameter to enable partial matches or something? Or have a separate function?
Also could there be starts-with and ends-with functions?