Thursday, June 14, 2012

SharePoint 2010 Location Based Views (Per-Location View)

In SharePoint 2007, location based views (different views for different folders) can be achieved by using content types, such as creating sub content types from the folder content type.

SharePoint 2010 makes location based views a lot easier. Once the Metadata Navigation and Filtering feature (site feature instead of site collection feature) is enabled at the Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Manage site features under Site Actions heading,  the Per-location view settings is available for use under the General Settings heading of the settings page of document library and list. Per-location View Settings page allows you to configure available views for specific folder, content type, managed metadata, etc.