Copying a View Filter

How to copy a view filter via Method customization.

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A view filter allows a Method user to limit what is shown in a grid based on given conditions.

If, when customizing, you wish to copy a view filter for your users, you can follow these instructions. However, know they have the ability to make their own personal filters using custom view filters

In the below example, Shared - Active Customers and Leads will only show: 

  • customers and leads (not vendors and employees)

  • set to active (not set to inactive)

  • shared with you (records you have permission to see as well as your records that are assigned to you)

You could customize the screen and create a filter view from scratch, however, if you need to make minor changes, you can just copy an existing one. 

The following example will show how to customize a screen to add a view filter by copying it from an existing view filter.

Copy a View Filter in the Contacts Grid

In this example, we will add a new view filter which will show all customers who have a balance greater than zero.

1. At the top of the Contact List screen, click the symbol by the Contacts title and select Customize Screen.

Note: When editing a stock screen, you will be asked to copy it or look at it in View Mode. Select Copy.

2. Click the dropdown arrow for Contacts Grid and select Views.

3. Find the Shared - Only Customers view and click the duplicate icon. 

4. Select the new copy and change the view name to "Shared - Has Balance"

The Selection Criteria for the view we copied is separated into two groups. Each group takes care of two separate cases: users on QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. 

For more information on criteria, please check our article on The Criteria Builder

Adding Your Own Criteria to the Copied View Filter

We will need to add a criteria to each of these groups to show a record only when the balance is greater than zero.

1. Within the Selection Criteria of your new copied filter, click ⊕ Add another condition.

2. For the new condition, change it to Balance | is greater than | Number | 0.

Close the editor and the screen. When you select this new view, you will find all the shared customers who have an overdue balance!

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