I need to use the CQWP with more than three filters, hence I'm going to use the QueryOverride with a CAML query like described here. I can't get this to work when deploying the web part instance using Elements.xml i.e. AllUsersWebPart and CDATA.
The way I did it with normal filters was like the following (from Elements.xml)
<AllUsersWebPart ID="FindingsCQWP" WebPartZoneID="Middle" WebPartOrder="1" > <![CDATA[ <webParts> <webPart xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v3"> <metaData> <type name="Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.WebControls.ContentByQueryWebPart, Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" /> <importErrorMessage>Cannot import this Web Part.</importErrorMessage> </metaData> <data> <properties> <property name="GroupBy" type="string" /> <property name="FilterValue2" type="string">Draft</property> ... and so forth...
What is the solution here? I guess I could write some feature receiver code, but I'd like to avoid that if I can.