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Filtering blank in a SharePoint View

Posted by sharepoinTony on February 8, 2009

Recently I had a request to create a view on a list within SharePoint where the desired filter needed to be based on a column containing nothing.  It took a few minutes of thought and the user couldn’t figure out how to do it at all.  This may not be the only way, but here is one way to accomplish this Filter task in a View:

  1. In your view, for the filter choose:“Show items only when the following is true:”
  2. then “Show the items when column”
  3. Select from the drop-down [name of your column that can be blank]”
  4. choose “is equal to”
  5. then leave the text box blank.

Go back to your list, select this view, only results where the column is empty will be displayed.

One Response to “Filtering blank in a SharePoint View”

  1. John said

    That doesn’t work if the field is multiple lines of text. Gotta love Microsoft.

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