The biggest difference between SharePoint 2013 Standard and Enterprise for me is the Content Search Query Web part and the search related web parts. Call me an elitist but I almost come to a stand still when I don’t have my favourite web parts on call. On a recent project I was forced to think out the Enterprise box and thanks to colleague I learnt a new trick (new to me, but this has been a work around since SharePoint 2007).
1 list, a column called category which was linked to a managed metadata term set, and a navigation requirement to have a page with a show of the list items per category.
The How To:
This article explains how to use the url to filter your content query web part. And for me this was a game changer.
Patrick Liang explains how you can use your navigation (I used a term set for mine) to control your “Additional Filter” in your web part.
If you want to filter a Content Query Web Part with the parameters from URL, we can achieve it with OOTB of Content Query Web Part by adding “Additional Filters” in “Web Part Properties”->”Query”. We can add three filters like:
date is greater than [PageQueryString:DateFrom] And date is less than [PageQueryString:DateTo] And type is equal to [PageQueryString:Type]
Then redirect to the URL: www.mywebsite.com/pages/Filter.aspx?DateFrom=01/01/2012&DateTo=01/01/2013&Type=sports, the query results will be filtered.