I need to pass the current user name in the filter for Contains condition - Whenever passing [Me] it gives error: Filter value is not a valid text string.

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  • Is the PoC field a people picker?
    – wjervis
    Apr 18, 2017 at 13:55
  • @wjervis No, it is Single line of text auto generated from the Infopath field. Apr 19, 2017 at 15:16

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The List View filter value for the people or group field it takes [Me]. It works for Created By in your screenshot. If the PoC field is a text field there is no way you can pass the current user name.

You need to add a "Current User Filter" web part along with list view web part and connect both web parts.

  • Go to page where you have list view web part added.
  • Add "Current User Filter" web part under "Filters" section in the web parts gallery to the same page.
  • Click down arrow on web part and click "connection" and select your list.
  • And configure the connection.

Below MSDN article explains the complete steps https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Connect-a-Filter-Web-Part-to-a-Data-View-Web-Part-bc10362e-afaa-42dc-b09e-ba8b1b83bb3c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#bms4


You can't do that out of the box, but it would be rather easy to write a javascript to take the logged in user from the _spPageContextInfo object and use that as a filter. But if you want non-code solution the answer from VenKat is better.

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