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I’m looking to see whether there is an easier way to automate a task I am currently going to have to end up doing manually.

I have a list which contains all of the companies suppliers, I then have another document library which contains audit information that gets constantly updated. Whenever a new audit report is added to the library a set of information will be included, one of the pieces of information is a look up to the supplier list looking for the supplier name.

What I want to be able to do is have it so that whenever a user clicks on a supplier in the first list it takes them to a standalone page for that supplier and contains a set of different document views which pulls in all the various audit reports from the document library specific to that supplier.

I was just going to do this manually for each supplier, but I’m hopeful there is an easier way to do what I want to do?

I am using SP2013

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Have a query string filter on a page. This will filter your views for items pertaining to a supplier.

Add a link field to the supplier list (or use JSLinks to format the rendering of a field) that points to the page, along with the query string filter. I can add visuals if you would like.

  • Hi,I think I understand you in principle. What I am a little unsure of is how to amend the query string filter based off the supplier that has been clicked. Would I have a seperate page for each supplier with the query string amended for each supplier or would I be able to have one page that was dynamic and would change depending on which supplier the user had clicked on? – Sean Jul 16 '14 at 7:49
  • A single page. You should have a filter web part called a query string filter web part (link is for 2007, but applies to 2013 as well). Put this on a page, and use it to filter your list view web parts. Then just link to the page, changing the query string for the different suppliers. For example: /sites/mySite/SitePages/SupplierPage.aspx?supplier=AcmeBrick, and then just change the supplier= as needed (or whatever you choose to call the parameter) – wjervis Jul 16 '14 at 11:06

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