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How to enable Key Filter in SharePoint

Posted By:Jean Paul       Posted Date: March 30, 2014    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article we have explored how to enable Key Filter for SharePoint list or library.

SharePoint contains lot of extra features that requires to be manually enabled. For example, Key Filters is one such feature shown below:

While opening a library we can see the Quick Launch pane contains a new filter section called Key Filter.

What is Key Filter?

Key Filter is a mechanism to filter a very large list or library. We can filter based on the Metadata property or term associated.

How to enable Key Filter?

To enable Key Filter follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open list or library

Open the list or library by clicking the Quick Launch link.


Step 2: Go to library settings

Go to the Library tab > Library settings


Step 3: Click on Metadata navigation settings

In the appearing settings page choose Metadata navigation settings


You will get the following page:


You can choose from Navigation Hierarchies & Key Filters.

1. Navigation Hierarchy allows you to choose from the existing Metadata Terms.

2. Key Filters allow you to choose from existing columns in the list or library.

We are using the second option of Key Filters here.

Step 4: Add filter

From the second section Configure Key Filters, choose the columns & add to right side selected fields:

1. Created By

2. Modified By

3. Movie (Metadata Term)

After adding, the columns looks as below:


Step 5: Save changes

Now save changes by clicking the OK button.


Step 6: Refresh List or Library

Click on the library or list link from the Quick Launch & you can see the Key Filters section in the Quick Launch as shown below:


You can try entering filter values & see the result on the right hand side.


Please note that Movie is a Metadata term which was custom created.




In this article we have explored how to enable Key Filter for SharePoint list or library

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