Changing a Smartlist Favorite’s visibility thru’ SQL


Warning: Method shared in this post is NOT supported or advised by Microsoft team. This article explains a SQL method and therefore the intended audience is a GP and SQL Consultant / Developer / Administrator.

Couple of Smartlist Favorites created by an end user, but created it with a wrong visibility: Visible by User ID. What this user should have selected is: Visible by System. Since these favorites are suppose to be accessed by all Users across all Companies.

This end user is currently out and even as SA I could not access the Smartlist Favorites. Easiest and direct approach is to reset this user’s password, modify the smartlist favorite and notify him of the new password. Once this user is back, he/she would change the password.

But, is there any other simplest method for someone like me? A GP & SQL Administrator? Of course, I do.

I can modify a Smartlist Favorite using a simple SQL UPDATE statement, targeting the Smartlist Favorite tables ASIEXP81 and ASIEXP86. Display Name for these tables are Smartlist Favorite Master and Smartlist Favorite Columns Master respectively. Both tables are in DYNAMICS database.

Below are SQL statements that I used to change the visibility:

UPDATE DYNAMICS..ASIEXP81 SET ASI_Favorite_Save_Level = 1, USERID = ”, CMPANYID = 0 WHERE ASI_Favorite_Name = [Favorite_Name_Given_By_That_End_User]

UPDATE DYNAMICS..ASIEXP86 SET ASI_Favorite_Save_Level = 1, USERID = ”, CMPANYID = 0 WHERE ASI_Favorite_Name = [Favorite_Name_Given_By_That_End_User]

In above statements, field ASI_Favorite_Save_Level is the Visibility Type that we set up when we create a Smartlist. Value 1 denotes the first option in that Drop Down, which is SYSTEM. Since I have to set visibility to all users across all companies, all I have to do is to set USERID as an Empty String and Company ID as ZERO.

This will change a particular Smartlist Favorite’s visibility as required.

Simple, isn’t it?

VAIDY

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