Enable your users to instantly filter the data received by Web Parts.
The Bamboo Filters Collection includes a full range of programmable List Filters that let portal visitors quickly filter the data recieved by any Web Part that supports standard Web Part Connections, without the heavy cost of MOSS Enterprise or the resource drain that comes with running Excel Services. Instead, the Filters Collection lets you customize Choice, Date, Text, and Current User filters, connect them to a Web Part, and have them up and running in minutes. Best of all, the collection also includes the Bamboo List Filter Web Part, which enables you to create complex, multi-column filters for List View Web Parts that are easy to make, and even easier to use.
Here are just some of the things you can do with the Filters Collection:
The Choice, Date, Text, and Current User filters work almost exactly the same as they do in MOSS Enterprise; simply add the Filter to a page, and create a standard Web Part connection between the Filter, and the Web Part to be filtered. Then, configure the column (things like input choices, maximum string length, and other properties, many of which are optional), and you're done.
The Bamboo List Filter Web Part is slightly different; it is specifically designed to connect to a List View Web Part. Once you've established a connection, configure the filter by adding as many filter columns as you'd like, and ordering them as you see fit. The Web Part will automatically detect many column types, and provide the appropriate interface for users to enter values with (drop downs, date pickers, people pickers, etc.). When you're done, click OK, and start filtering.
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*Note: Bamboo products are not supported in an IIS Web garden configuration.
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