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Was wondering if there is way to assign the Sharing Reason aka Rowcause Dynamically. Well tried to implement using this "Schema.MyCustomObject__Share.rowCause.My_Sharing_Reason__c" but here I have to fix the sObject and the reason. Is there anyway to assign them dynamically?

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You can't assign them completely dynamically.

You need to create them from the point and click interface (Setup->Create->Object Name->Apex Sharing Reasons) or via the meta-data api.

myObject__share share = new myObject__share();
share.put('RowCause','APIOfMyApexSharingReason__c');
share.put('ParentId','...');
  • Created One Sharing Reason with Label "Test Reason" and am using the above code only. I am Getting the following error : Row Cause: bad value for restricted picklist field: Test Reason;getStatusCode=INVALID_OR_NULL_FOR_RESTRICTED_PICKLIST – Avidev9 Oct 3 '12 at 19:39
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    Sounds like your entering it with a space in the label. The label should have underscores, or no spaces. So maybe something like: TestReason__c or Test_Reason__c – jordan.baucke Oct 3 '12 at 19:40
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    Well sorry forgot to reply, Rowcause should be the API name for the Apex Sharing Reason. – Avidev9 Nov 27 '12 at 13:33

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