so I know in the view editor one can add the option of filtering by [me]. My question, is is there any way to do this in the URL and not the view?

I would like to keep the standard allitems.aspx, but add a filter like such:

Now, I tested this and it doesn't work, it filters by the literal value of "[me]", which we have no users with that name (obviously).

  • I think no. Why are you trying to do that? Perhaps there is another approach – Juan Pablo Pussacq Laborde Jul 20 '16 at 16:25
  • I am trying to work on parameter based pages where we load in different document libraries, each with the same filter, based on the URL parameters – Sabien Ambrose Jul 20 '16 at 18:09

Using JSOM you can find the current user login and create the View URL dynamically.

var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var oWeb = clientContext.get_web();
var currentUser = oWeb.get_currentUser();
clientContext.executeQueryAsync(function() {
}, function(sender, args) {
    alert('Request failed. \nError: ' + args.get_message() + '\nStackTrace: ' + args.get_stackTrace());
  • is the .get_loginName() function what returns the name i should filter by? – Sabien Ambrose Jul 20 '16 at 17:03

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