Selecting a SharePoint or view

Selecting a SharePoint or view

What are the available views?

  • SharePoint views: Every SharePoint document library and list has one or more views to control how items are displayed in the Web browser. supports views of type Standard View. These aspects of the SharePoint views are taken:
    • Columns. The view can define a set of visible columns for a document library/list.
    • Sort. Items can be sorted by one or two columns.
    • Filter. Documents, folders and lists can be filtered by criteria. For example, the view can define only items of a specific content type to be shown.
    • Group By. Items can be grouped by a category, up to two levels. See Working with groups for more information.
    • Folders (applies to document libraries of SharePoint 2010 or later). Specify whether to navigate through folders to view items, or to view all items at once.
    The SharePoint views can be sorted alphabetically, to match the SharePoint order of views.
  • view: In addition to the SharePoint views, adds a new view - My Checked Out Documents. Select this view to see only documents checked out by you, in a tree view. This view can be configured to show all checked out documents as a flat list.
  • Personal views: After sorting and filtering the document list, you can save the current view as a personal SharePoint view using This feature works on SharePoint 2013 or later.

Note: Datasheet, Gantt and Calendar views are currently not supported by

To select a view:

To select another view for the current library, click the Select View icon (The Select View icon) in the toolbar and select a view from the list.

What changes when a view is selected?

If no view is selected, the Select View icon is not colored (The Select View icon).

When a view is selected:

  • The Select View icon is colored (The Select View icon).
  • The status pane shows the selected view.
  • In the View menu, the current view is indicated with a blue dot.

  • The breadcrumbs in the status panel show the selected view name.

What view is selected by default?

  • By default, the default SharePoint view is selected when you first visit a library/list.
  • You can configure to select No View by default: you will see all items, and the columns you selected to view.
  • When uploading documents to, they are temporarily added to the current view, and an asterisk (*) is added to the view name.

Note: You can configure SharePoint to set a different default view for Document Sets.

To work with groups:

Displaying a view containing Group By settings.

  • When Group By is defined for a view, the tree view groups the SharePoint items by category. Two levels of grouping are supported. The Collapsed / Expanded initial state is taken from the SharePoint settings. Paging is not supported.
  • Right-click a group header and select Expand All / Collapse All to expand or collapse all groups at once.
  • Use the arrow icons to expand (The Expand icon) or collapse (The Collapse icon) a group.
  • The order of the groups is retrieved from SharePoint. You can only sort the items within a group.
  • It is recommended to use a Group-By view when working with large libraries, as data is retrieved from SharePoint only when a group is expanded.
  • You can change Group By settings.

To save a personal view:

This feature works on SharePoint 2013 or later.

After customizing the documents view - using sort, filter by columns, filter by tags, and/or selecting visible columns - you can save your current view as a SharePoint personal view. To do so:

  1. Click the Select View icon (The Select View icon) in the toolbar and select Save View as.
    - or -
    Right-click a column header name and select Save View as.
  2. Type a new view name and click OK.

The new view is added to the views list of the current document library. You can add this view to your favorites list so you can easily access it later on. You can also delete a personal view.

Note: To create a personal view your user must be set with the Contribute permission level.

To delete a personal view:

  1. Click the Select View icon (The Select View icon) in the toolbar and select the view you want to delete.
  2. Click the Select View icon again and select Delete Current View.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

To close the current view:

To close the selected view and see all items in the library/list with the columns defined in the Visible Columns dialog, click the Select View icon again and select No View.