In a SP 2013 in-prem environment I am working in a document library. I am trying to group documents by a Taxonomy based field, but the result is totally chaotic and does not work at all. It shows all the elements in the library under each grouping.

The field I am trying to group by is not multi value, and I have inspected in the SharePoint manager also.It has the "AllowMultipleValues" set as False.

According to this blog it should work, but I have not managed to make it work: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vedap/2011/05/15/group-by-on-managed-metadata-column-taxonomy-column-and-issues/

Anybody else here that has some experience with this that the could share?

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    this should be straight forward with no issues. I am suspecting that it could be something related to either the view itself or the managed metadata column. I would suggest create a test list and use an add a managed metadata column (different from the one you are currently using) and see if the issue still there. I am sure you probably know how to do it, but just in case check this post on stackexchange sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/76771/… Jun 10 '16 at 12:58
  • You are right. My field was created as TaxnomyFieldTypeMulti
    – Ilyas
    Jun 10 '16 at 14:23
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    glad that helped :) Jun 10 '16 at 14:34

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