I'm having issues doing a basic query string filter and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I keep getting these two messages:

"Cannot save all of the property setting for this Web Part. An error has occurred."


"Enter a valid Query String parameter name. Special characters and spaces are not allowed.

I've tried the following:

list address?Filter=Value

list address?FilterField1=Filter&FilterValue1=Value

and I've tried the plain filter name and value name but also tried going to the column settings and used the column setting page as the filter name.

Any help would be great, thanks.

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It sounds like you're using the Query String Filter web part, but with the URL's in the format you've given

list address?FilterField1=Filter&FilterValue1=Value

you don't actually need to add the Query string Filter web part - its will work on any normal list view without it.

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