Feb 05 2019 09:44 AM
Feb 05 2019 09:44 AM
I have added a Managed Metadata (with allow multiple choices enabled) column to the Site Pages library. When I use the News web part and choose the Page Properties filter, i can set it "Equal" to a value, but I can't use Contains or any other filter type. This prevents us from displaying a news article that has more than one attribute selected in the Managed Metadata column.
Is this is a known limitation or a bug?
May 14 2019 04:46 PM
Hi @Dean Gross
I have exactly the same issue.
As a news manager/page owner I need to be able to add multiple items as filters specifying X and Y as well as X or Y categories. So that I can show the news I want on my page.
It took me a while to figure out that to see if my filter had worked I had to click the "Apply" button (different functionality to other modern webpart filter settings).
Mar 30 2020 10:30 AM
Did you find a solution to this? I'm having the same problem. I have a custom column in the pages library but unable to filter by it in the News web part. I selected 'page properties' in the filter but my custom column doesn't show. I only have 'Title'.
Mar 30 2020 01:24 PM
I just checked my modern sharepoint intranet home page, news carosel.
In the webpart filter, the only drop down options I have are a "blank" drop down item and "title" item, then the equals,contains etc drop down
I thought that the news filter used to have a "managed property" drop down option along with the "title" option. But I may be mistaken. When I checked just now only the "Highlighted content" web part had the "managed property" filter option.
Perhaps you could use "Highlighted" content Paul ?
Mar 31 2020 04:43 AM
@Dorje McKinnon Thanks! I found the answer to my problem. I was using a Boolean (Yes/No) column for my news pages library and it looks like this is not a supported data type for the News web part filter. I changed to Choice and it now shows in the drop-down.
Supported column types:
Jan 29 2021 01:40 PM
Jan 31 2021 02:12 PM
I'm not very sure how to answer your question but I think, there may be a difference between the Library Columns and the ContentType columns.
The library has the Category column , but the ContentType for your files doesn't know about that column so you'll need to alter the ContentType to show the new column in your library.
I'd suggest you do some reading before just changing things. Generally you don't want to change the "Site Page" content type, but make a Child content type e.g. VincentsSitePage with the "Site Page" as it's parent.
Then add your Category column to VicentsSitePage, then change all your pages over to VicentsSitePage content type, and make it the default for the library.
Then when you view the properties of a page it will show the columns related to it's content type (which is now VincentsSitePage) , which contains Category.
Sorry this is getting into more advanced SharePoint admin tasks.
Feb 09 2021 04:35 AM
The Managed Property only appears in the drop down (inside the news web part) if you choose "select sites" under "select a news source". !
If you choose "this site" then the managed property is not available! strange...
Mar 06 2021 02:11 PM
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Aug 31 2021 07:03 AM
@Dorje McKinnon I've just spent days trying to fix this problem on our sites. some only show Title, some show all the custom columns available. After re-creating the columns in all sorts of different ways I then changed the default content type on the library for the offending sites to our custom type and all the columns appeared in the web part. For us, the standard Site Page type doesn't have any custom columns added to it, they are only added to our custom subtypes.