This code returns an generic error - is it not possible to use simple operators to remove rows from a data extension?

<script type="text/javaScript" runat="server">
    Platform.Load("core", "1");

    var DE_Lead_ExternalKey = "0CFBB346-2E4D-41CF-8649-CFF16A3CB6B2";
    var DE_Lead = DataExtension.Init(DE_Lead_ExternalKey);

    var filter = {Property:"EID",SimpleOperator:"contains",Value:"_temp"};
    var remove_rows = DE_Lead.Rows.Remove(filter);

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No. Rows.Remove will only accept an exact value match pair. E.g. "name", "value".

It does not allow for any other simple operators or filters.

Ordinal Type Description
1 string Required Fields used to filter row
2. string Required Values in fields used to filter row

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    Thank you. I will create a new boolean column and evaluate the value using a query activity, then perform an exact match. When evaluating a boolean field, do I need to include quotes for ordinal 2? e.g. DE_key.Rows.Retrieve(['field_name'],['true'])
    – Daniel
    Jun 16, 2018 at 15:48
  • No you should be fine with just true Jun 16, 2018 at 15:52
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    I used the DeleteData platform function instead for deleting multiple rows. After some testing, it appears the quotes are required on boolean field values. E.G. DeleteData('DE_Name', ['field_name'], ['True']);
    – Daniel
    Jun 16, 2018 at 16:12

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