Jesper M. Christensen

SharePoint and Security

Filtered dropdown boxes in SharePoint


On the web I finally found a solution to the dependent dynamic choice filter on a SharePoint list Item. It requires some custom code-project to implement and some companies might not allow this.

Say you want to have a category and the sub category filtered depending on the choice you made in the first multiple selection box.

You can find the solution on the SharePoint Snippets.com blog. DataDog first published his version here but this makes it possible to use any number of "Siblings".

Download and description: http://www.sharepointsnippets.com/post/2008/11/SharePoint-Cascading-Dropdown—Unlimited-siblings.aspx

Configuration example: http://www.sharepointsnippets.com/post/2009/01/Cascading-Dropdown—Configuration.aspx

I hope Microsoft will include this feature and filtered dropdown lookup boxes in the next version of SharePoint.

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