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List Filter Web Part

How to: Add the Filter Web Part to the default view of all lists

Recently a customer asked us how to add the Filter Web Part to the default view for all lists. This can be done by using a simple SharePoint Powershell Script, which you can find below. #open the web $web = Get-SPWeb http://yoursite   #load the required assemblies $fwpAssembly = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("sapiens.at.SharePoint.FilterWebPart") $frameworkAssembly = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("sapiens.at.SharePoint")   ForEach($l […]

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How to: Share private filters

The Filter Web Part currently only allows administrators to create public filters. All other filters created by users are private and can only be viewed by the user who created them. However, it is still possible to share your private filters with other users. You can customize the link to a page you wish to […]

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How to: Edit the button to reset the Filter Web Part

This post applies to the List Filter Web Part. Recently one of our customers asked us if it was possible to make the “Display all items” link more visible. Here I will explain a very simple method to do this. Firstly you need to edit the page where you have the List Filter Web Part. […]

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Filtering external lists using the List Filter Web Part in SharePoint 2013

When using the List Filter Web Part to filter an external list your search will simply return the original list and is not filtered. It is possible, however, to configure the List View Web Part to correct this problem. To do this you need to edit the list List View Web Part settings. Click on […]

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Distinct lookup values feature

We have added a new feature to the List Filter Web Part. The distinct lookup values feature allows you to group multiple occurrences of a specific value into one option in the filter dropdown, whereas before you would see all occurrences of this value. This is because the filter displays each occurrence according to the […]

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SharePoint List Filter Web Part – New Version Released

Last week we published a new version of the SharePoint List Filter Web Part. New and Improved Features ‘Search Now’ button In the new version of the List Filter Web Part, you can decide if you want to display a ‘Search Now’ button instead of filtering immediately. You can activate the button in the web […]

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SharePoint List Filter Web Part R2

Today we published the new release of the SharePoint List Filter Web Part (R2). New and improved features Sort number filter choices numerically In the previous Version, filters containing numerical or percentage values were filtered in alphabetical order. Now this filters are sorted numerically. External data columns in filter details External data columns can now […]

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How to: Initially filter a SharePoint view by current user

In a previous post I already explained how to create a default filter using our List Filter Web Part. In this post I want to explain how to initially filter a view by the current user. As you might already know it’s quite simple to create a filtered view that displays, for example, all items […]

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The query could not be executed. Please be more specific.

If you use our List Filter Web Part to search and filter large document libraries and you search for a frequently used keyword you may receive the following error message: “Error: The query could not be executed. Please be more specific.“ If you are experiencing this issue, please download the latest version, run the setup […]

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How to: Configure the SharePoint List Filter Web Part programmatically

Applies to SharePoint List Filter Web Part. In this post I will describe how to configure the SharePoint List Filter Web Part programmatically. Below I have provided a sample method that adds a List Filter Web Part to the top of a view page. The Filter Web Part is configured as follows: all view fields […]

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