"Soft credits with related Hard credit" and "Both" searches don't work properly when soft credit type is specified
Recently I was trying to do a search of contacts with contributions with a soft credit type associated and I was not able to. I found the issue related reported by Joanne Chester on the old issue tracker https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-20645 and I proceeded to reopened here.
When selecting Contributions OR Soft Credits? criteria during an advanced search, if you don't specify the type of soft credit then, as expected:
- Selecting Soft credits with related Hard credit gives a list of all contacts with a soft credit and all contacts who gave the soft credits.
- Selecting Both gives a list of all contacts who have made a contribution and all contacts who have a soft credits. **
However, if you specify a soft credit type before you do the search then selecting either Soft credits with related Hard credit or Both just gives the contacts who have a soft credit of that type (Ie the same results as you get if select Soft Credit only)
This makes it very difficult to get, say, a list of all the contacts who have made a contribution in hnour of someone else. (Which otherwise you could do with two smart groups based on Soft credits with related Hard credit and soft credit only and an include/exclude custom search - BTW shouldn't it be easier to identify that group of people or am I the only person who might want to know that.)
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