I have a large source file of 2,000+ members that I access occasionally. It takes a while to open the filter.

So I thought I'd break it down into 4 member filters, conceptually Filter A-E, Filter F-L, Filter M-P and Filter Q-Z with approx 500 members each.

Since a member filter string is generic, the only way I have been able to do it is (for Filter A-E) 5 filters, for A*, B*, C*, D* and E*. Not unworkable once I got the hang of it, but the filter maintenance is a bit unwieldy and eventually I had to add 26 different filter strings to get the all members covered. (Actually, 27--the were some $* members.)

It there any better way to do this? Am I missing something obvious? Is there a way to do a filter sting like A*-E*? Or A-EZZZZZZZZZ?

Anything different in RDI?


(I ended up copying and pasting each selection. Right click on an existing filter string, copy, select the "New Filter String" at the top, right click, paste. You get an error message about duplicates, but you can edit the new filter string and fix it.)

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