I have a document library with Name Document Type and Module. Document Type and Module is managed metadata columns. Now I have group by for Document type but I can't have the same for Module column as I need to apply multiple values for this. Can anybody please help me out this issue. I am using SharePoint 2013.


  • The Document Type column is allowing only single value whereas Module allows multiple value and you have difficulty in it to use in group by. Correct?
    – Asad Refai
    Jun 30, 2015 at 17:57
  • Yes, I know we can't implement this directly. Is there any way to solve this issue. Jun 30, 2015 at 18:31
  • Are you keen to keep values of module in a term set or are you flexible enough to shift it to a custom list and use it as a lookup column?
    – Asad Refai
    Jun 30, 2015 at 19:00
  • Yes, I want to keep values of module as a term set.. Jun 30, 2015 at 19:13

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I doubt that there is a direct way to achieve this. Read this Group by managed metadata column on stack exchange which deny the fact that a managed meta data column with multiple values allowed can be used in grouping a list.

However if you are very keen on it, there is an article Grouping by a multi-value Managed Metadata Field using XSLT and a DataFormWebPart which can throw some light on your problem. But the performance implications are quite noticeable here because there are more operations to perform and is suitable for a list/library which is going to contain less data

  • Thanks Asad, I have already checked that article..Could not understand so thought of asking here. Anyway Thanks for you for help. Jun 30, 2015 at 20:11
  • What did you not understand? How can I help on that? Is it how should we use xslt?
    – Asad Refai
    Jun 30, 2015 at 22:57

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