Using SP-2016 I have a document library with 10K+ document and 12 metadata fields which is lookup columns from different different lists.

to search specific genre of records, I want to filters that will filter the documents. Filter data should come from the metadata columns.

I don't want to use filter-webpart.

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    If Microsoft did not remove the "Metadata navigation settings" from lists in SharePoint 2016, they should work fine. Take a look at the list settings. Dec 5, 2017 at 10:23
  • these are Lookup columns ...
    – cjs
    Dec 5, 2017 at 10:45

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I agree use "Metadata navigation settings" in site settings to create and organize the meta data and then go to settings and for that specific list/library presss "allow tree view" and then you can view all the documents based on the specific meta data tags

  • Again my concern is, will SharePoint allow Lookup columns to be in "Metadata Navigation" !!
    – cjs
    Dec 6, 2017 at 6:50

You can try to use library built-in search "Find a File" to filter documents: enter image description here

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