Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hiding System defined Views in CRM 4.0

Some time user required to hide some system defined views from any entity in CRM 4.0,
to do this we need to create a plug-in.

For Example: hare you can hide "All My Leads" and "My Closed Leads" view's from my lead entity.

Use the following code:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Collections;
using Microsoft.Crm.Sdk;
using Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Metadata;
using Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Query;
using Microsoft.Crm.SdkTypeProxy;

namespace HideViewsPlugin
public class HideViews : IPlugin
public void Execute(IPluginExecutionContext context)
// Query the SavedQueryBase table to retrieve the Query Id for an attribute savedqueryid
Guid[] Views = new Guid[] {
new Guid("5F001E93-3C6D-DE11-991A-0019B9F5ED8F"), //All My Leads
new Guid("36AA1011-4F6C-DE11-991A-0019B9F5ED8F"), //My Closed Leads

if (context.InputParameters != null && Views.Length > 0)
if (context.InputParameters.Properties.Contains(ParameterName.Query))
QueryExpression qe = (QueryExpression)context.InputParameters.Properties[ParameterName.Query];

//only apply this action if the query is for 'views' or saved queries
if (qe.EntityName == "savedquery")
if (qe.Criteria != null)
if (qe.Criteria.Conditions != null)
//Append more condition logic to the default query that's used by CRM. In this case, I filtered on the savedqueryid to exclude the views from the Ids identified above.
//This conditional expression hide only two defined Views
ConditionExpression queryCondition = new ConditionExpression("savedqueryid", ConditionOperator.NotIn, Views);


//If you required to hide all the Views starting from a specific string then use the below defined ConditionExpression

/*The query is edited to look at views not starting with "Hidden" at the begining of the View Name*/

//ConditionExpression queryCondition = new ConditionExpression("name", ConditionOperator.NotLike, "Hidden%");

context.InputParameters.Properties[ParameterName.Query] = qe;

Now register this plug-in and register one more Step for this plug-in,Parametters those required for step are given below:

Meggage: RetrieveMultiple
Primary Entity: savequery
Eventing Pipline: Pre Stage
Execution Mode: Synchronous
Step Deployment: Server
Triggering Pipeline: Parent Pipeline

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