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Can we force the Document library's Filters pane to filter all the files inside the folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • Inside the classic UI i use the "Metadata Navigation and Filtering" feature to be able to filter documents inside our document libraries. but unfortunately this feature will not work inside modern UI, and instead we have the modern filters pane, as follow:-

     

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    but the main issue with the filter pane compared to the "Metadata Navigation and Filtering", is that the filters pane will not filter all the documents, and it will only filter the documents inside the current folder. so my question is, if we can force the filters pane to work on all the documents inside the folders?. of course i know that i can create a list view and chose to show all the documents without folders, where in this way the filters pane will work on all the documents, but doing so will raise a threshold error in our case, because our document library already have 7500++ documents and folders.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:59 AM

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  • Hi John,

    We cannot filter all documents in the document library when filter in a folder filters pane. It’s by design.

    And so far, there is no available method to achieve this requirement. The only workaround from Microsoft is create a view to show all the documents without folders.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:07 AM
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  • The only workaround from Microsoft is create a view to show all the documents without folders.

    Best regards,


    Ok thanks for the reply... but doing so (create a view to show all the documents without folders) will raise a threshold error in our case, because our document library already have 7500++ documents and folders.
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:12 AM
  • Hi john,

    Yes, this workaround is limited.

    To avoid threshold error, we can only use view settings filter to restrict the documents within a range to not exceed the threshold.

    Or just use classic “Metadata Navigation and Filtering" settings.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:21 AM
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  • Hi john,

    Is there any update?

    If the post helps you, you can mark it as answer to help other community members to find the information quickly.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Friday, November 22, 2019 9:35 AM
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