I have a custom object Obj__c where I have created a custom lookup field to Account.

In the Account layout I have an Obj__c related list showing the Obj__c records related to a particular Account.

What I wish to achieve is to hide certain records in the related list.

For instance:
- if the Account status is set to Active hide all Obj__c records with status Closed
- if the Account status is set to Inactive hide all Obj__c records with status Open.

Is it possible to hide records in related list based on the status of the parent record and how it can be achieved?

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No. Related lists cannot be filtered this way. You could create a custom component or Visualforce page, or build a solution involving record types, multiple page layouts, multiple lookup fields, and a few triggers or processes.

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