Jul 30 2019
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Jul 27 2020
We only have 200 Azure groups, but unless the Admin knows the name of the group when they are searching for it they can't use search
As an Azure Admin I need to be able to find groups to alter them even if I don't know the text the group name starts with. Azure group search currently only finds items that match my search terms and any following characters, but sometimes I only know a term within the Group name.
If you know how I can do this within the current interface please let me know. Thanks :)
Please update search so that it searches within the group name words.
Group search needs to have wildcard options
Search needs to find search terms within group names, not just where the group name starts with the search terms.
e.g. search for Dunedin should return all 3 of the following groups but only returns the first one in this list:
29137 Dunedin reorganisation
This applies to the following page within Azure Active Directory
Groups - All Groups
The following page
Jul 30 2019 06:35 PM
Jul 31 2019 12:08 AMSolution
Searching/filtering in the Graph API is very limited, and it doesn't look like we're getting any meaningful improvements there for the foreseeable future. I would suggest avoid using anything that relies on the Graph (AAD portal, AAD PowerShell) and use alternatives where possible (MSOnline module, Exchange admin center or PowerShell).
Jul 31 2019 02:41 PM
Hi @Vasil Michev ,
Thank you for your quick response. I couldn't get the
It took me a while to figure out the syntax for filtering the list of Unified Groups so Exchange Admin center web GUI to load so I tried to find some PowerShell code that would find my search term within the Team displayName property.
I couldn't get the -Filter -contains operator working with get-UnifiedGroup , but I did get the following working:
The code runs quickly in my tenancy (almost a thousand groups) so this works for me.
Does anyone at Microsoft have a comment on why search in the Admin screens doesn't do a :
- Like "*searchTerm*" search
rather than the current
- Like "searchTerm*" search ????
Dec 09 2020 12:24 AM
@Dorje McKinnonI bet that searching uses oData queries but not all of them. It probably doesn't have "contains" option, only "startswith". Azure table storage doesn't have even that. Why Microsoft are not willing to give us normal searching is beyond my grasp.