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