Usually I create view using ViewCreationInformation class:

public static void Create(this ViewCollection viewCollection, IListView view, string desiredTitle, ContentTypeId contentTypeId)
    var viewCreationInfo = view.ToViewCreationInformation();
    //mark for futher process
    viewCreationInfo.Title = view.SystemTitle;
    //upload to server

    var createdView = viewCollection.GetByTitle(view.SystemTitle);
    createdView.LoadAndExecute(c=>c.ViewType, c=>c.PersonalView);

    createdView.Title = desiredTitle;
    createdView.ContentTypeId = contentTypeId;
    createdView.ViewData = view.ViewData;

    ViewType viewType;
    if (!createdView.PersonalView && Enum.TryParse(createdView.ViewType, true, out viewType) && viewType == ViewType.Html)
        createdView.MobileDefaultView = view.IsMobileDefaultView();
        createdView.MobileView = view.IsMobileView();


public static ViewCreationInformation ToViewCreationInformation(this IListView listView)
    return new ViewCreationInformation
        Query = listView.Query,
        Paged = listView.IsPaged,
        RowLimit = Convert.ToUInt32(listView.RowLimit),
        SetAsDefaultView = listView.IsDefault,
        ViewFields = listView.Fields?.ToArray(),
        ViewTypeKind = listView.GetViewType(),
        PersonalView = listView.IsPersonalView()

public static void UpdateAggregations(this View spView, IListView veeamView)
    //!!!The order of assigning  is VERY IMPORTANT here
    //it's just a SP

    spView.Aggregations = veeamView.Aggregations;
    spView.AggregationsStatus = veeamView.AggregationsStatus.ToString();

But I have a problem there. I have no idea how to specify that a specific personal view belongs to a specific user. Any ideas?


We cannot assign the personal view to specific user directly in SharePoint.

There is a workaround.

We can get the user who logins the SharePoint site. And then redirect to different view according to the different users who login the SharePoint site.

More reference:

How to Get the Current User's Properties Using CSOM in SharePoint 2013.

  • And Is it possible to retrieve data about whom this view is belonged to via csom ? Or how i can find this info in WSS_Content database directly. – isxaker Mar 15 '18 at 14:54

for me the easiest workaround is adding a "Users View" Column

i would add to that column all the people i want to give access to that view and on the view filter i would set the filter by [Me]

then i would remove that field from the view so no one can create another view

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