To work with the general lists of contacts more conveniently, you can sort them according to the content of the fields or use a filter to display only those contacts that fit certain conditions.
How the sorting works in the general contact list
It is convenient to use the sorting feature in the contact list to find what you need when you have not so many contacts.
You can arrange contacts in descending or ascending order of values in the ID, Phone and Created Date fields.
To sort contacts this way, click on the up-and-down icon next to the field name.
Filters in the general contacts list
This is a really "smart" tool that will help you select only the necessary contacts for further group action (export of selected contacts as a file, quick sending to these contacts, transferring them from the list to the list, or deleting).
All filters in the account work according to the same principle: you specify the fields for which you need to apply the conditions, and fill in these conditions.
To use the filter, click on the Filter designer above the spreadsheet (to create a new filter) or on My filters (if you have already created and saved the filter).
In a new window that opens, specify the conditions for selecting contacts. You can specify conditions for both system fields and for additional fields you have created:
1. Select the field type: system or custom one.
2. Select the field to which the condition will be applied.
3. Choose the condition from the drop-down list of options available for this field.
For system fields, the following conditions may apply:
Phone — equal/not equal (exact match), contains/does not contain, ends with/starts with (partial match), field is empty/field is filled.
Contact ID — equal, less than, more than, less than or equal, more than or equal, in a range.
Contact creation date — equal, less than, more than, less than or equal, more than or equal, in a range.
In the list — equal/not equal (enter the name of the list in the Value field)
HLR check date — equal, less than, more than, less or equal, more than or equal, in range.
HLR check status — equal/not equal (select one option from the drop-down list in the Value field).
4. Specify the value for the condition.
5. Click Apply.
To complicate the selection conditions, expand or narrow the sample, you can add several blocks of conditions. To do this, click Add Condition Block.
If you have specified several conditions, indicate whether you want to select contacts that match all of them (this will narrow the sample) or any of them (this will expand it, because both campaigns that match several conditions and campaigns that match only one of them will be displayed).