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Sigurdur_Herman
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TL;DR: what's the difference between 'contains' and 'has any of'?

I'm setting up some automations with a 'when a record matches conditions' trigger.

When I set my 'find records' trigger to the condition 'has any of' the dynamic value I want to use, I get 'invalid value: when a record matches conditions cannot be converted to an array of string'.

When I set the condition to 'contains', it works perfectly.

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What is the difference between 'has any of' and 'contains'? In natural language the two are synonymous (to my sense of the language, anyway), but I assume there's some important distinction in the underlying code that I don't understand.

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Abdullah_Yuksel
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi,

"Has any of" requires linked records or lookup values in Airtable. On the other hand, "contains" is a string operator which works in various conditions. 

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Abdullah_Yuksel
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi,

"Has any of" requires linked records or lookup values in Airtable. On the other hand, "contains" is a string operator which works in various conditions. 

Sigurdur_Herman
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I knew it had to be something like that. Thanks, Abdullah 😃