It's hard to do exactly what you want with LR's limited search features (or even get close).
To search using a pasted list of numbers, you'd need to use the Contains criterion -- it matches a file if any of the strings in the search field match.
Contains All won't work, since any matching file must contain every number in the pasted list -- not what you want.
Contains Words won't work, since like Contains All, a matching file must contain every number in the pasted list.
Some possible solutions:
1. Change your numbering scheme to use 3-digit numbers, e.g. "Karri and Daniel-017.CR2". When the client sends you a list of numbers, you'll have to add leading 0's to the numbers that are one or two digits before you search. But that will get you exact matches of the numbers.
2. Just use numbers in the filenames, e.g. "12.CR2", "123.CR2". Use keywords, collections, or folders to group the photos by job. Then use the Extended Search plugin to search for exact filename matches of a pasted list of numbers. You'd do:
Images whose filename without extension is exactly any of the comma-separated items
Thanks for the reply!
I actually gave your #1 solution a try before writing this tread, but unfortunately, Lightroom does not allow me to preface the sequencing with a zero. So if I'm starting a sequence of renaming, I'm unable to use "001." Instead, I'm only allowed to use "1."
Otherwise, that would be a great solution.
Ah, nice! I completely forgot about that template editor.