SharePoint 2007 > Document Library > Filter > Group By Column
Hi all,This is probably a very technical question but...I am migrating my office from using a file share to usingSharePoint document libraries, I've sat down with people and we've bashed out some initial metadata.From the offset we'd like to Group By on more than 2 columns to make a structure thats expandable and collapsable but looking very similar to the old File Share structure, but without using folders in the document library.Is there anyway to have more than 2 levels of Group by in a filter?I am creating the filters myself so I'm happy to go into the depths of 'the beast' to tweak an SQL statement or anything, I just can't find where to tweak or even if it's possible.Hope someone can helpDave H
June 5th, 2009 1:58pm

Well Grouping isn't strictly a filter as it doesn't remove anything from the view (and you have more than two levels of filter available to you when creating a view), but in the User Interface there is indeed a maximum of two Grouping levels when creating a View. So you need programming if you want more. (Unless there is a ready-made piece of code out there in codeplex for instance) Ask in the programming forum if you are interested in programming this. WSS FAQ sites: and Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language)
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June 5th, 2009 2:05pm

Just to let you know there is a way of getting 3 levels of grouping in SharePoint list viewbut it includes using sharepoint designer and dataview (Which is perhaps a bit more technical)Osvaldo Sousa
June 5th, 2009 2:55pm

I should perhaps add that because you have several different filters, you can use these when creating Views to create Views at different levels. So for instance you could have new fields Category, Sub-Category and Sub-Sub-Category and then create Views based on the different combinations possible. So you could have one View that is Filter 1: category = A Filter 2: sub-category = 1 Filter 3: sub-sub-category = a and so on. WSS FAQ sites: and Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language)
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June 5th, 2009 2:59pm

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