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SharePoint Filter List / Library by Querystring

February 28, 2012

If you need to filter a list / library, but don’t want to have to make new View .ASPX files, it’s a simple but effective thing to know that standard Views accepts querystring filter values. So can you put in filter/order/etc. values directly into the URL to accomplish your goal. You could always batch create Views using PowerShell with a technique like the one described here, however if you want to keep things in one simple view then go with the query string approach. Value

You’ll need the following querystring values:

FilterField1 (first filter, column to filter by)
FilterValue1 (first filters, the string you want to filter by)

If you have multiple clauses to filter by, just add another pair of FilterField1 / FilterValue2 pairs, and increment by one, so: Value&FilterField2=MyOtherColumn&FilterValue2=Another Custom Value

The one to watch out for is the FilterField which is looking for the CAML Query-style name of the field. So if you wanted to filter by a field name that has spaces in it, you need to replace the spaces with _x0020_  (which represents a space character). So “Date Modified” becomes:


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  1. Flint says:

    Hey Keith,

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge! I was playing around with this and I was able to get it working, but was wondering if there was a way to filter multiple fields, but with an OR clause:


  2. Bruce Wallace says:

    Hi Keith,
    Is there a way to use Library QueryString to call up the most recently added document in a list or folder?
    I’d like to dynamically call up display that document in a web page.
    Thanks for your time,

Keith Tuomi

Keith Tuomi


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