I use the SharePoint List Filter web part on a page to control several Data View Web Parts.

How do I read the current value of the List Filter in Javascript?

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SharePoint List Filter web part is rendered as input text field for displaying filter value:

<input  type="text" readonly="readonly" id="{ClientID}_SpListPicker_SelectionBox" title="Selected values" >

and input hidden field for storing filter value:

<input type="hidden"  id="{ClientID}_SpListPicker_Selection" value="{FilterValue}">

Below are demonstrated several ways how to retrieve filter value on the client side.

Retrieve filter value from input hidden field (jQuery dependency)

function getListFilterValueFromControl()
    var j = jQuery.noConflict();
    var filter = j("input[id$='SpListPicker_Selection']");
    return filter.val();

Retrieve filter value from context info

ContextInfo represents List Info structure on the client side. Property overrideFilterQstring contains filter string in the following format:


function getListFilterValueFromContextInfo()
    var filterFields = ctx.overrideFilterQstring.split('&');   //
    if(filterFields.length > 1)
       return filterFields[1].split('=')[1];
    return null;  


ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(getListFilterValueFromControl, 'SP.js');

And if you have multiple list filter webparts in your page, here is how to access the value of each of them

$("div.ms-WPBody div div:eq(0) span input").val();  

for your 1st webpart

$("div.ms-WPBody div div:eq(1) span input").val(); 

for your second webpart, and so on


Another method I just found after more research:

$(document).ready(function() {
    var filterValue = $("div.ms-WPBody div div span input").val();
    if (filterValue != null) {
        alert("filter value is: "+$("div.ms-WPBody div div span"));

vgrem provided a more beautiful version though ;)

Source: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/br/sharepointdevelopment/thread/60e6b32d-86a7-4ddc-8f7d-800b58ceb3f9

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