I would like to dynamically construct a couple of URLs for our SharePoint users to filter down a rather large list view we have. Rather than create a bunch of different custom views, I was wondering if there is a way to just pass some URL arguments to the AllItems.aspx page and have the filter be applied during page load.

I envision maybe create a text box where they can type a question like "DocumentID" and give it a value of "12345" - then have javascript construct an appropriate URL like:


If you filter manually, you'll see that the URL changes, e.g. to something like


So if you pass the parameters FilterField1 and FilterValue1 accordingly, it should work.

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  • This worked like a charm - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! – Goyuix Jun 25 '10 at 15:04
  • it's don't work when you have to filter multiples lists – user9181 Jun 29 '12 at 1:03

I wouldn't recommend customizing a regular SharePoint view page in this way. You could create another page though outside of the list or library and put a dataview on there that uses the URL input property.

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  • Can you elaborate ? – frenchone Mar 29 '17 at 8:29
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    @frenchone, Mike is saying that it is not best practice to edit pages in the /Lists/MyList/ directory of a site. Instead, create a page in the Site Pages or Pages libraries and add a List View Web part of the desired list. From there you can add whatever you want to the page safely. – ExceptionLimeCat Dec 12 '17 at 20:00
  • That's more clear. But: OP does not edit pages he filters existing list using url. I guess OP want a dynamic filter, this can't be done using LVWP (or can it ?) And if this can be done, how would it be different (/better) from directly filtering through url filter ? – frenchone Dec 13 '17 at 8:55

To use the query string parameters as filters you can use the Query String Filter Web Part and connect to a List View Web Part on a Web Part page.

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    Keep in mind that the Filter Web Parts require an Enterprise license. – Mike Oryszak Jun 25 '10 at 0:49
  • Query String Filter Web Part definitely the way to go (if available to you). – matt Sep 3 '15 at 18:52

Hi this was a useful post ( I know it is old but I found it!), but I ran into problems with my URL and characters that the string builder didn't like - the 'you cant have [%%]' error message

My link was this kind of thing:

http://foobar/Lists/ECR%20System%20Build/AllItems.aspx?View={by%20ECR%20status}#InplviewHashf777aa1d-dde8-4d51-b8d1-18b514c226f9=FilterField1%3DECR%255Fx0020%255FID-FilterValue1%3D417 (where 417 was the ID in my lookup list)

I already had a lot of rows and wanted to fix them up retrospectively. The concatenation idea didn't seem to work for me.

so I did this (after copying a filtered view URL that worked and adapting it)

I made a string type workflow variable:

then set variable systemslink to    http://collaborate/sites/trustwide/openriocomm/Lists/ECR System Build/AllItems.aspx?View=All Items#InplviewHashf777aa1d-dde8-4d51-b8d1-18b514c226f9=FilterField1=ECR%255Fx0020%255FID-FilterValue1=[%Current Item:ID%], my hyperlink label

then I copied that variable value into my destination hyperlink type column Systems view:

.. then set Systems view to Variable:systemslink

and this worked beautifully, when added to my 'on creation' workflow.

to fix up the others I used an MS access update query, where the syntax is quite different:

UPDATE [ECR Tracker] SET [ECR Tracker].[Systems view] = "See System Build(s)#http://foobar/Lists/ECR%20System%20Build/AllItems.aspx?View={by%20ECR%20status}#InplviewHashf777aa1d-dde8-4d51-b8d1-18b514c226f9=FilterField1%3DECR%255Fx0020%255FID-FilterValue1%3D" & [ID] & "#";

Hope this helps someone.

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Heres a post i wrote to demonstrate how we can filter a SharePoint list view web part with JavaScript.

Uses the same concept as suggested by Modery


Hope this is useful..:)

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