In my hosted app I have one text field which contains username. I want to apply filter on a view which on filtering gives me data related to current user.

<Field ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}" Type="Text" Name="Title" DisplayName="Name" Required="TRUE" SourceID="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/v3" StaticName="Title" FromBaseType="TRUE" ColName="nvarchar1" EnforceUniqueValues="FALSE" Indexed="FALSE" MaxLength="255" Version="1" RowOrdinal="0" />

I can only have above text field to apply filter. How to apply caml query for this situations

  • How come you are not using a user-column? Commented May 18, 2016 at 6:01

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A CAML query for that would look something like this

                <FieldRef Name='Title'/>
                <Value Type='Text'>username</Value>

But I do wonder why you are not using a field of user type, to be able to do a better filtering (and a better GUI for the end users)

  • will the username replaced with current logged in username Commented May 18, 2016 at 6:11
  • You would need to manually place the current users login name there in your scenario. If you instead use a user column you could put in <UserID /> as outlined here sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/35975/… Commented May 18, 2016 at 6:16
  • is there a possible solution without using user column Commented May 18, 2016 at 6:21
  • Not without you creating the CAML-query yourself (eg. pass in the username dynamically) Commented May 18, 2016 at 6:26
  • do you have any reference for this condition Commented May 18, 2016 at 9:58

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