“Do you mind searching our 3440-documents document library for all documents classified as internal and authored by HR?”
Well, that may sound like a daunting task, doesn’t it. Not if you have metadata navigation configured on the library.
Metadata navigation makes it easier for end users to search through their content. Metadata navigation settings allows users to search content based on its metadata or content types.
This especially helpful if you have large lists or libraries or you are trying to ease users interaction with SharePoint.
The process to set up metadata navigation is fairly simple
- Make sure your Metadata Navigation and Filtering Feature is enabled on the site
- From the document library/list settings select to and configure the metadata navigation settings
- You can configure the hierarchical search and the key filter fields search options
Here is a video that walks through the above process including searching custom fields on custom content types.