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?


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.

  • 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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.