I've seen a clip on bentedder.com where this developer got instant search (filter) to work within a webpart list view. I find this may be very useful for general 911/411 annoucements and archive if i need to quickly find a item reference.

I looked through the tutorial, seemed straight forward, but then saw the video and startec scratching my head...

I noticed the code in his video and tutorial steps with the code are different. I went in and tried, and got no where... I got the search box to appear but it didnt filter anything :( . I'm curious if im missing something alltogether, not understanding 'webpartid's etc.

Link to tutorial & Video clip: http://www.bentedder.com/create-a-jquery-sharepoint-instant-searchfilter/

(btw, i cant find this referenced by any other blog or someone reposting and tweaking etc)...


It works, but you need to ensure that your jquery is loaded and be careful about the id of your webpart (or refine your selectors).

It's a really neat and nice solution and there are alternatives based on the same context

eg : https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/sharepoint-get-started-with-jquery-part-4.aspx

In that exemple the author is targeting the generic class applied to a list view webpart

var list = $("table.ms-listviewtable");

so you don't have to look for a specific id (# in Ben's code).

  • got it to work, stupid webpart id was wrong lol. I like that exampleFrancois, i am going to explore that as well :) – chailof Jan 30 '13 at 19:28
  • good to hear that your problem is solved. Thanks for the follow-up – Francois Verbeeck Jan 30 '13 at 19:59

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