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

Applies to: SharePoint List Filter Web Part for SharePoint on premise (SP2010, SP2013, SP2016, SP2019)

When using the List Filter Web Part to filter an external list your search will simply return the original list and is not filtered.

List with filter

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 Edit page.

Edit page

Then Edit web part.

Edit web part

The select the Server Render option.

Server render

Then confirm the changes and you will be able to filter the list as normal.

Filtered list

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