I'm looking to display the most popular items from a document library, but i cannot find an out of the box solution. I have seen that SharePoint 2013 has a solution for this, but i guess it didnt get carried over.

I am using a Team Site with Modern pages, so that rules out the Content Search web part and i cant seem to configure Highlighted content to sort by popularity.

Is there an out of the box solution to display the most popular items within a document library? (optimally with filtering functionality based on managed properties)

I would like to avoid creating a custom SPFx web part if possible. Thanks.

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When you configure "Highlighted Content" with "this site" or "this site collection", you can set it sort by "Most viewed":
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However, if you choose a library, there is no "Most viewed" in Sort by option.

Currently, there is no OOB modern web part to achieve your requirement, you need to develop a custom spfx web part to do that.

  • This will do the job, thanks! I am using a custom managed property on the items in the library, so applying a filter on that seems to pull the correct information.
    – CThomas
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 13:18

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