Current User Filter Web Part in SharePoint 2016

In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what is a Current User Filter Web Part in SharePoint, how to work with a Current User Filter and how to give a Profile Value to Current User with its example in SharePoint 2016/2013 or SharePoint Online.

What is a Current User Filter Web Part in SharePoint?

Current User Filter a type of filter which is used to allow the List of Libraries or document Libraries that have been added to the page to be filtered in SharePoint 2016.  So that they will only display the specific data for a specific current user.

In other words, simply a Current User Filter web part in SharePoint 2016 can be used to filter the data or records from the specific List or Library, so that the specific records will display to that particular current user only.

How to configure a Current User Filter Web Part in SharePoint?

To configure a Current User Filter Web Part in SharePoint, follow these below steps:

Step-1:-

First, create a List or Document Library in the SharePoint Site. Here I have created a document named “IT Documents” and uploaded some documents or files with different user id to there.

Here I want to choose the “Modified By” column should be a Current User Filter.

filter web part sharepoint 2013
filter web part sharepoint 2013

Step-2:-
Go to the Web Part Page which is present inside the “Files” option of a “Site Page”. Then click on to the “Add a Web Part” of any one of the columns whatever you want. Then it will show to choose the “Categories” and “Parts” as I have chosen the “Apps” and then “IT Documents” which I created before and then click on to “Add” for adding the Web Part.

filter web part sharepoint 2010
filter web part sharepoint 2010

Step-3:-
After adding the Web Part, here it will show the list named as “IT Documents” like as below screenshot.

filter web part sharepoint 2016
filter web part sharepoint 2016

Step-4:-
Again select the “Filters” option from “Categories” and then “Current User Filter” from the “Parts” and click on to “Add” for adding the Current User Filter Web Part.

filter web part sharepoint online
filter web part sharepoint online

Step-5:-
Here it will show the “Current User Filter” option like as below screenshot.

filter web part sharepoint 2013 missing
filter web part sharepoint 2013 missing

Step-6:-
Go to the “Filter” of “Header”. Then click on “.” An option which is present in the right side of “Current User Filter”. Go to the “connections”, then click on “Send Filter Values To” and “IT Documents” as below.

sharepoint 2013 list filter web part
sharepoint 2013 list filter web part

Step-7:-
After connecting, a message box will appear at the top of the page, here we have to select “Get Filter Values From” and then click on to “Configure” for configuring the Choice Filter.

sharepoint 2016 list filter web part
sharepoint 2016 list filter web part

Step-8:-
In this “Configure Connection”, choose the Choice Filter as “Modified By” and then click on to “Finish” for finishing the configuration as like below screenshot.

sharepoint 2013 list filter web part missing
sharepoint 2013 list filter web part missing

Step-9:-
Here it will show the “Sending values to: IT Documents” in the Current User Filter as like below.

filter web part sharepoint 2016 tutorial
filter web part sharepoint 2016 tutorial

How to give a Profile Value for Current User?

Step-1:-
Go to the “.” Symbol which is present on the right side of “Current User Filter”. Then go to the “Edit Web Part” as below.

sharepoint 2013 list filter web part properties
sharepoint 2013 list filter web part properties

Step-2:-
Here select value to provide the “SharePoint Profile Value for current user” and choose as “Name”, then go to “Apply” and “ok”.

filter web part sharepoint 2010 tutorial
filter web part sharepoint 2010 tutorial

Step-3:-
After “Stop Inheriting”, it will display like this below screenshot.

filter web part sharepoint 2013 tutorial
filter web part sharepoint 2013 tutorial

Step-4:-
Here if we will login by using one User Name, then the specific records or documents will display for that specific User only as I shown by “Preeti” is the one user and she will see her particular records only which I mentioned given below.

sharepoint 2016 list filter web part properties
sharepoint 2016 list filter web part properties

Step-5:-
Similarly, if we will login by using another User Name, then the specific records or documents will display for that specific User only as I shown by “Bijay K. Sahoo” is the one user and he will see his particular records only which I mentioned given below.

filter web part sharepoint 2013
filter web part sharepoint 2013

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Conclusion

Hence we discussed what is a Current User Filter Web Part, how to work with a Current User Filter and how to give a Profile Value to Current User with its example in SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint online which are mentioned in the above steps.

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