I originally had a request from developers to allow substr searches on the "drawId" integer attribute you see below. As you know, substr searches on integers are not supported so I changed the schema and modified the attribute type to a numeric string. This worked as expected but now they are coming back to me asking why negative numbers are not being matched in their search filters. After some reading I understand the numeric string syntax is used to hold strings comprised of one or more ASCII numeric digits digits and/or space characters. The hyphen is not allowed, so it is not possible to represent negative values. Is there any alternative here?