How to use Text Filter Web part in SharePoint 2016/2013/Online

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what is text filter web part in SharePoint? How to configure and use the Text Filter web part in SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2013.

Text Filter web part in SharePoint

SharePoint Text Filter web part is a web part that filters and display the list content according to the text entered by the user manually. The items only are shown when the text is matched with a value for a particular column.

Configure Text Filter web part in SharePoint

The following steps to be followed to configure the Text Filter web part in SharePoint.

Step-1:Create a SharePoint list as Vendor List. The SharePoint list contains the below column Vendor Name, Colour Available, Review and Size.

text filter web part sharepoint 2013 not available
text filter web part sharepoint 2013 not available

Step-2: Create a web part page. To add the list to our web part page click on  “Add a Web Part “. By clicking on that I will get a dialogue box in the header part of the web part page like below. Now select the list which we want to add then click on Add.

sharepoint text filter partial search
sharepoint text filter partial search

Step-3: To add the text filter again click on “Add a Web Part”. Select  “Text Filter” from “Filters” on the dialogue box,  click on Add.

text filter web part sharepoint 2013 not available
text filter web part sharepoint 2013 not available

Step-4:  Now we can see our web part is created. Click on drop down which is on the right side corner of the web part.  Now click on “Edit Web Part”.

text filter web part sharepoint 2016 contains
text filter web part sharepoint 2016 contains

Step-5: We can see the properties page. In the Filter Name field, we can see a by default name as “Text Filter” but here I am changing the name as Vendor Name. Click on OK.

sharepoint text filter web part wildcard
sharepoint text filter web part wildcard

Step-6: Now we can’t see any changes because the filter is not connected to our list. So we have to give the connection.

While clicking on the drop-down option of the web part page we can see connection options like below. Select the connection we can see Send Filter Values To click on that.

text filter web part sharepoint 2013 wildcard
text filter web part sharepoint 2013 wildcard

Step-7: Now we can see a dialogue box. Select the Get Filter Values From, from drop-down and click on Configure.

sharepoint text filter web part default value
sharepoint text filter web part default value

Step-8: One more dialogue box will come. Select the item from the drop-down in the “Consumer Field Name” field which item we want to see in the textbox. I am selecting the “Vendor Name”. Click on Finish.

text filter web part sharepoint 2013 not available
text filter web part sharepoint 2013 not available

Step-9: We can see our web part look like below.

text filter web part sharepoint 2010 download
text filter web part sharepoint 2010 download

Step-10: Click on stop editing which is present in the header part of web part page. Now we can see our page with a text box.

sharepoint 2013 text filter web part not working
sharepoint 2013 text filter web part not working

While I am giving the vendor name it will filter the vendor name information from the list and show only that vendor name information.

text filter web part in sharepoint 2016
text filter web part in sharepoint 2016

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I hope this article will be helpful to create, configure and use the Text filter web part in SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online.

  • Hi Bhawna,
    Unfortunately it is not working as you explained.

    The Text Filter Web Part is there and it is adding a Filter option in the desired column but it is not filtering.

    But if I use SPO List Filter option; it is working

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