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Can I define one list filter, and connect it to two lists on one web part page? I have two seperate lists on a page, both containing the 'author' column. Now, I want to add a filter to de page, so you can select one specific author, and so that both lists only show items from that author. Is that possible in SP 2010?

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Yes this can be done. Look into Filter Web Parts and connecting the filter to your list web parts on the web part page.

An example is to add a filter web part to the page and then connect it to the two list web parts on that page. There are a couple of filter web parts so you may need to play to see which one fits your needs best.

Here is information on the Filter Web Parts: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-foundation-help/work-with-filter-web-parts-HA101794720.aspx

Here is a basic article on connecting the web parts: http://www.mssharepointtips.com/tip.asp?id=1034

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