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looking for a way to filter a document library based on metadata from an item in a different library.

For example I would have two web parts on a page , selecting on in item in library one would filter library 2 based on the value of a column from the item that was selected in list one.

Can this be acomplished with something ootb? or using the client object model or jquery?

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This normally can be accomplished by using connectable webparts. Make sure to tick "allow Connections" under the advanced webpart settings.

Whenever you select the dropdown menu of a webpart, you can choose "connections", and select the webpart that you want to connect to. You then can configure your connection to filter the data based on a specific selection.

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I never got this working with metadata columns. I suppose it is not supported for this column type? – Shihan Feb 22 '12 at 10:28
do you mean managed metadata or enterprise keyword columns? – Bas Lijten Feb 22 '12 at 12:35
managed metadata columns. – Shihan Feb 22 '12 at 12:51

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