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Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry, Todd C. Bleeker, Bill English, Olga M. Londer

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Sorting and Filtering a List

As the list grows, it eventually becomes difficult to see the entire list on a single page. To this end, Windows SharePoint Services provides built-in sorting and filtering capabilities. On any standard list view page, individual column headers can be used to alphabetically sort the entire list by first ascending and then descending order.

Filtering on the list view page works similarly to the way that an Excel AutoFilter works. Filtering is enabled on the top-right corner of every column, and a unique list of the values for each column is generated and presented as a drop-down list above that column. Filters are cumulative but temporal; the next time a list view is chosen, its settings, including filters, will be applied ...

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