In my previous blog we looked at several products that can be found within SharePoint Classifier. In this blog we will take a closer look at SharePoint List Advanced Filter (which can be purchased separately or also found within our star product, SharePoint Classifier).
?Have you ever tried to use SharePoint out-of-the-box to filter your information only to be frustrated? Having difficulty finding the right information? Filter results always coming back with extra or too much information? If you answered yes to these questions, then it is time for you to consider using SharePoint List Advanced Filter.
?Why should your organization use List Advanced Filter?
Often you will find that your lists contain too much information and trying to find what you want can be a time consuming and difficult task.
With SharePoint out-of-the-box filter Web Part is difficult. First you need to be an administrator and have the right permissions to add it to your page. Secondly, you have to connect to the list. Finally you can start to do your work. You can see that there are too many steps to configure and get the web part up and running. But with List Advanced Filter you just click the Advanced Filter icon on the ribbon, which then opens a simple configuration page, and with a few clicks your filter is ready to use. After closing the configuration window an advanced filter panel will open below your ribbon ready for you to use and quickly find your information.
You may have a list with many items and you want to filter by a particular time span. With SharePoint this is not possible. The only filter you have will give you one time period, for example one specific date like July 12, 2013. But with List Advanced Filter you can filter by time span, for example by day, week, month, several months, etc. such as from July 12, 2012 to July 12, 2013 or only July 2012.
Here is another great function found in List Advanced Filter. You have been filtering and searching and finally have the information you are looking. But then you accidentally navigate away from the page. When you return to your page all of your search results are gone and you have to start over again. With List Advanced Filter, the last filter will be saved, and you can go back to you information quickly and easily.
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