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The Date Filter is designed to filter out items that aren’t associated with a specific date. To connect and configure a Date Filter, follow the steps listed in this section.
Step 1 – Configure the Date Filter
Add the Date Filter web part to the page and configure the tool pane.
Step 2 – Create the Connection
Make the connection between the Date Filter web part and your list that you are displaying on the same page.
Configure the Date Filter
|1.||Edit the web part to open the tool pane to modify the settings to your specifications. The first step is to enter a name for the filter in the Filter Name field.|
|2.||Select a default value for the filter to use. The available options are no default value, any specific date, or a pre-set distance (before or after) from the current date.|
|3.||To force users to select a date filter, check the box next to the Require user to choose a value option.|
Connecting the Date Filter to a Web Part
Once you’ve configured the Date Filter, you’ll need to connect it to the Web Part you want it provide data for. Until the filter is connected to a Web Part, it won’t do anything, and you’ll see the message displayed below.
Use the following procedure to connect the Filter.
|1.||From the Date Filter Web Part’s Edit menu, select Connections > Send Filter Values To > (your destination Web Part).||
|4.||From the Date Filter Web Part’s Edit menu, select Connections > Send Filter Values To > (your destination Web Part).||
|5.||From the dialog that pops up, select the List Column that the filter should be based on.||Remember, the List the web part is using as source data is determined by the web part, not the List Filter. So if you’re connecting to a Calendar web part that’s configured to use data from the “Events” List, the available columns in this dialog will be from that List.|
|6.||Click Finish.||The dialog will close, and your Filter is now ready to be used.|