Filtering SharePoint Modern Calendar View


Published on January 25, 2021

A few months ago Microsoft started rolling out a modern version of the beloved calendar view for lists in SharePoint Online. The modern view is a great improvement in some respects, but it does not seem to permit filtering of the items that appear in the list except by using the ad-hoc filter panel (which is woefully inadequate compared to the "classic" filters). So a lot of people are asking how to filter this type of view. Supposedly Microsoft is "working on a fix for this", but that doesn't mean much.

I have found that you can filter the Modern Calendar view with URL parameters. It's not ideal but provides some kind of workaround. YMMV.

The relevant parameters are:

  • useFiltersInViewXml (=1)
  • FilterField1 (=Internal name of the column to filter by)
  • FilterValue1 (=Value to filter by)

Obviously this works best with text/numeric fields, but you can also filter by lookup fields or managed metadata with the use of additional params (see link below for more information).

So for example, if I have a PTO Calendar using the Modern Calendar View I can filter out "Pending" requests with this URL:

https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/<site>/Lists/PTOCalendar/ModernCalendar.aspx?useFiltersInViewXml=1&FilterField1=ApprovalStatus&FilterValue1=Approved

In the first screenshot the list is unfiltered. In the second screenshot we only see items where ApprovalStaus = "Approved".

Modern Calendar Unfiltered

Modern Calendar Filtered

See Also: Generate Modern List Filter URL: Managed Metadata – Piyush K Singh