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Bradley Schacht

Bradley is a consultant at Pragmatic Works in Jacksonville, FL. He was an author on the book SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and tech edited the SQL 2011 Bible. His experience on the Microsoft BI platform includes DTS, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS and migrations and conversions. He has helped numerous companies in successfully developing and implementing new business intelligence solutions into their organizations. Bradley also participates as a speaker in community events like SQL Saturday, Code Camp, SQL Lunch and SQL Server User Groups. He is a contributor on sites such as BIDN.com and SQL Server Central as well as an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

Setting the Default View on a SharePoint Library

There could be a number of reasons why you would want to change the default view on a SharePoint library. Perhaps you created a new view and want to make it the default. Maybe you created a PowerPivot library and don’t have Silverlight installed. The list could go on. Luckily setting the default view is really simple.

  • Navigate to the library which you would like to change the default view on.
  • From the ribbon select Library then click on the Library Settings option.

DefaultViewLibrarySettings

  • When the library settings appear scroll down to the bottom and locate the Views section. This will list all views available. You can also create a new view here if you would like. Note the column called Default View will indicate which view is currently marked as the default.
  • Click on the name of the view which you would like to be the default. In this example we will choose the All Documents view.

DefaultViewViewList

  • Check the box next to Make this the default view.
  • Click OK

DefaultViewDefaultViewSetting

Now each time I navigate to my PowerPivot library it will load in the All Documents view.

DefaultView

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