I have a request to set up a user based filter on a list. I know I can set up a data view web part, but I do not know what controls to use to set up the filter. I cannot use the Date Filter Web Part because I only have the standard version of SharePoint. I have tried setting up a DateTimePicker Control, but it gave me errors on the Data View Web Part and I have tried an asp:TextBox, but I could not find a way to convert it into a Date Value.

Does anyone have any advice or guidance as to how I should set this up?

  • Can you clarify where you are comparing the date value? Are you trying to parse the text into a Date object using JavaScript?
    – Kit Menke
    Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 14:06
  • I am comparing the date value within the Filter Criteria of the Data View Web PArt.
    – sange
    Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 14:11

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I was able to add a Textbox with a JQuery datepicker to filter the data view web part. I had to format the datepicker to display YYYY-MM-DD instead of MM-DD-YYYY to correctly filter.

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