Is there a way to tell what user has been selected in the Viewing Dashboard as field? I want an embedded VF page that will automatically refresh based on that field.

  • checked the obvious ones (http headers and request parameters) to no avail :( Jan 16, 2014 at 23:51

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SELECT Id, Description, DeveloperName, RunningUserId, RunningUser.isActive, Title, Type 
FROM Dashboard

I use WHERE RunningUser.isActive = false OR Type = 'LoggedInUser' so:

  • I can see where we screwed up the deactivation of users and dashboard will fail to run (pain especially if it was scheduled)

  • I look for candidate for delete/demotion when we've run out of the 5 dynamic dashboards limit.

  • But what if the dashboard allows you to change the running user? Jan 17, 2014 at 4:56
  • Couldn't figure anything out either. I guess you'll have to add user lookup to your VF page and do the security-related stuff yourself, forget about leveraging with sharing magic...
    – eyescream
    Jan 17, 2014 at 10:19
  • Hello, so what would be the answer for this question? May 10, 2016 at 20:23

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