UpdateFilter method

SPDataStore.UpdateFilter method

Updates a filter in a SharePoint list.

Namespace:  Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store
Assembly:  Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store (in Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store.dll)

public Filter UpdateFilter(
	Filter filter


Type: Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Filter

The filter object that contains the updated information. The Location property must specify the URL of the object to update.

Return value

Type: Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Filter
The updated object, which contains updated information such as the new version number.



For filter, we recommend that you use a filter object that was previously retrieved by using the GetFilter(RepositoryLocation) method.

The following code example shows how to retrieve a filter, update the retrieved filter, and then save the updated object to the repository.

Before you can compile this code example, you must do the following:

  • Configure your development environment and create a C# class library project in Visual Studio. For information about configuring a development environment, see Set up a general development environment for SharePoint 2013.

  • Add the Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Client, Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.ServerCommon, and Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store DLLs as references to your project. For more information about PerformancePoint Services DLLs, see PerformancePoint Services DLLs Used in Development Scenarios.

  • Add the following using directives to your class.

    using Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards;
    using Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store;
    using System.Globalization;
  • Create a method that does the following:

    • Defines a string variable named "relativePath" to store the server-relative path to the object. The following example path sets the object identifier to "5": /BI Center/Lists/PerformancePoint Content/5_.000.

    • Creates an instance of a Filter object named "updatedFilter." For an example of how to create the object, see the CreateFilter method.

  • Paste the following code example into the new method.

// As a best practice, retrieve an object and then update it.
// The RepositoryLocation constructor takes the server-relative path to the object.
Filter requestedFilter = SPDataStore.GlobalDataStore.GetFilter(new RepositoryLocation(relativePath));

if (requestedFilter != null)
    // Update the description to show the time of the last update operation.
    requestedFilter.Description.Text = String.Format(
        "Last updated at {0}",

    // Update the filter in the repository.
    updatedFilter = SPDataStore.GlobalDataStore.UpdateFilter(requestedFilter);

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