mad Thanks heaps for answer but i couldn't get this to work. Also each snippet has seven separate edit variables as i want to keep formatting that a single text editor would break. Even if it worked that would mean so many variables it may as well be static
I created a page for each snippet entry, hid the pages, and now i can filter my supplier list. and I can either edit content on the hidden pages OR the supplier list.
SO ITS WORKING WELL
I can redirect the hidden pages back to the supplier list page in case it gets googled.
Have only tested local so far