Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Add Metadata navigation in SharePoint 2013

Metadata Navigation is one of the most useful features that was introduced in SharePoint 2010.By enabling this feature, users can Filter or narrow down the display of Documents within a document Library.The feature is highly beneficial while working with Document Libraries that has large number of documents.

Filtering documents by a Category or by a Metadata column can add a great value for efficient collaboration by the Team.Like the earlier SharePoint version, In SharePoint 2013, when enabled, the Metadata Navigation is added to the quick launch with the pre-Configured Navigation Hierarchies and Key Filters.

Lets look at the detailed Steps to Configure Metadata Navigation for a Document Library in SharePoint 2013.

  1. Enable “Metadata Navigation and Filtering” Site Feature in Site Settings
  2. Next Navigate to the Document Library Setting and select “Metadata navigation settings”.
  3. In the Metadata Settings select the Column that you want to Filter the Documents on.You need to add this Column to the Document Library first.
  4. Once you save the settings, a Filter Option appears in Quick Launch bar.

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