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SharePoint Document Library Views Dynamic

  Asked By: Jenny    Date: Sep 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2192

I need to set up a document library that will contain
documents for different types of products, but also based on geography.
I would like end users to be able to select criteria (such as the
product and the geography), and only be able to see the documents that
meet that criteria. I can create views, but views are not cumulative. I
could create a "Product - USA" view, but I would have to create separate
views for all possible combinations, which would be quite cumbersome.
Any ideas how this could be accomplished in SharePoint WSSv3.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Abinav Basu     Answered On: Sep 10

As a "low-tech" solution you could just show the users  how to use the
column filtering (i.e. like excel's ability to filter on valid values
in the sheet).

It will do multi-column filtering, but I haven't been able to find a
way for it to do multi-value filtering within a single column (e.g.
any products  in either USA or CANADA).

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Teresa Simpson     Answered On: Sep 10

Don't forget that, for each view, you can sort, filter, and group. So you
could display all Quarterly Sales reports (based on a cusotm Category
field), sorted in reverse chronological order, and grouped by region or
country. Users could then quickly locate what they need from a larger list.

While this is not a full SQL query capability, it could significantly reduce
the number of views  that you have to create.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Robby Barr     Answered On: Sep 10

It sounds like the Filter web parts might be a good solution to this.
for example, you could add several different Choice Filter web parts to
the page, and create  web part connections from each of them to your
list.

 
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