SharePoint 2013 and “In-List” Filters/Searches
Most list types in SharePoint 2013 natively provide the ability to find content within the current list. As an example, I’ve created a custom list called “Countries” and you can see the search box here that allows me to filter or search for a specific country from within the list. This is handy and prevents me from doing an actual “search” using the site search box and receiving all results related to one country from the entire search index.
- Announcements List
- Calendar List (“All Events” view)
- Contacts List
- Content and Structure Reports List
- Custom List
- Document Library
- Forms Library
- Issue Tracking List
- Links List
- Picture Library
- Promoted Links List (“All Promoted Links” view)
- Reusable Content List
- Site Assets Library
- Site Collection Documents Library
- Site Collection Images Library
- Site Pages Library
- Style Library
- Tasks List
- Workflow Tasks List
- Discussion Board List
- MicroFeed List
- Survey List
- Wiki Pages Library
The default view of a Discussion Board is “Subject,” which doesn’t allow you to change the style. However, a Discussion Board list comes with a view called “Management” that does include the in-list filter box by default. Simply switch to that view and you’ll see it. Of course, you can create your own custom view that includes the in-list filter box…just be sure the style of the view is “Default.”
The default view of the Microfeed list is “All Items” and the style is “Default,” but it still does not include the in-list filter box. I created my own standard view, ensured the style was “Default” and still had no in-list filter box. In fact, I tried all of the styles for the Microfeed list. The in-list filter box is just not available here.
The default view of the Survey list is “Overview” and there is no link anywhere to create or modify views for the Survey list. I did find that you can still get to the “Create View” page by manually navigating to “http://PasterYourSiteUrlHere/_layouts/15/ViewNew.aspx?List=PasteYourSurveyListGuidHere.” I created my own standard view, ensure the style was “Default” and still had no in-list filter box. In fact, my new view looked exactly like the default “Overview” view. The in-list filter box is just not available here.
The default view of the Wiki Page library is the “Home” page of the Wiki. When you click on the library, it knows to bring up the home page instead of take you to the list of all pages. You can easily get to the list of all pages that includes the in-list filter box by navigating to “http://PasteTheFullUrlOfYourWikiLibraryHere/Forms/AllPages.aspx.” The style of this view is “Default” and looks as expected.