I am using SharePoint 2013 Foundation. I have created a page and kept a list view of custom list.

My requirement is to display the default list view search box.

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But when I keep the list view on the page it does not show any search box to search the items in the current list.

I have already checked the option Display search box from the web part edit menu.

How can I display search box?

NOte: I have already gone through this post. There question is related to library and there "Display search box" is missing. Mine case is different.

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  • The seach box is dependent on the style you are using for the view. Are you using the default style? Nov 28, 2017 at 9:55

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If you are using SharePoint foundation you won't see"Find an item" search box as this feature is limited to Enterprise version.

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    Seems correct. Can you share any documentation reference? Nov 28, 2017 at 10:31
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    It's hard to find the official document stating it now, i happen to know this fact as i had ran into same issue sometime back. Nov 28, 2017 at 13:37

Under Modify View of the impacted SharePoint list, click the + sign to expand the Style options and make sure the View Style is set to the Default. The other options remove the Search bar. enter image description here

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