Views, Filter & Search


#1

Whenever I want to look at a certain selection of records I prefer filtering. The problem is that in multi-user environments this also changes the view for all other people who are working on it.

As a workaround one can create individual views of course, but I feel that’s a bit of an overkill. And then there’s always the risk that you don’t notice you’re actually working in the wrong view.

Search works pretty good, although it’s limited, but I can see me using it more if there would be a collapse option. This way only the rows that match the criterium would show, without messing with the view for other collaborators.

An option to have local / session filters would rock though. This would enable fooling around until you’d click ‘set as default / store’. Or something like that… :slight_smile:

Actually, confirmation for filter changes would be a good idea to begin with IMO. A lot can depend on them (workflow, API calls, etc). :thinking:


#2

Great idea. But this needs a better title that describes the feature, like “Temporary filter on views”. I’m sure it would get more likes. This is a long-standing feature of SharePoint lists: sorting or filtering what is displayed does not change the view definition. This is needed to work fast, avoid impacting others, and avoid proliferating views.