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Sep112012

FilterZen how-tos: live-filter as-you-type; embed filters under Column headers

Instant as-you-type ("live") SharePoint List filtering

In SharePoint (2010 or newer), you can easily configure FilterZen to apply a live "filter-as-you-type" functionality against the current List View page. Here's how:

  • add a new FilterZen Web Part to the List View page -- no need to connect it!
  • open the FilterZen Web Part's settings tool-pane (via web part menu / Modify)
  • In the "Advanced Filtering Settings" section:
    • Enable "connectionless filtering" (see screenshot below)
    • specify a refresh interval higher than 0 under "emulate Asynchronous Automatic Refresh" (see screenshot below)
    • ensure the "only when a FilterZen Web Part has the focus" check-box option is ticked (not shown in screenshot)

Embed filtering controls underneath SharePoint List Field Columns

This new check-box option is in your FilterZen Web Part's settings tool-pane in the "Interactive Filters" section, labelled "Embed interactive filters underneath their corresponding Column Headers inside the connected List View Web Part"; to achieve the following functionality:

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