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Creates a new filter with the indicated name on the specified server. The filter takes effect immediately and remains in effect until changed or deleted.


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#include "ar.h"
#include "arerrno.h"
#include "arextern.h"
#include "arstruct.h"

int ARCreateFilter(
   ARControlStruct *control,
   ARNameType name,
   unsigned int order,
   ARWorkflowConnectStruct *schemaList,
   unsigned int opSet,
   unsigned int enable,
   ARQualifierStruct *query,
   ARFilterActionList *actionList,
   ARFilterActionList *elseList,
   char *helpText,
   ARAccessNameType owner,
   char *changeDiary,
   ARPropList *objPropList,
   unsigned int errorFilterOptions
   ARNameType errorFilterName
   char *objectModificationLogLabel,
   ARStatusList *status)

Input arguments


The control record for the operation. It contains information about the user requesting the operation, where that operation is to be performed, and which session is used to perform it. The user and server fields are required.

If a valid overlay group is specified in the control record, the ARCreate* function creates a custom object that belongs to that group. If no group is specified, the function creates an origin object. To specify an overlay group, use the AR_SESS_CONTROL_PROP_DESIGN_OVERLAYGROUP variable of the ARSetSessionConfiguration function (see ARGetSessionConfiguration).


The name of the filter to create. The names of all filters on a given server must be unique.


A value between 0 and 1000 (inclusive) that determines the filter execution order. When multiple filters are associated with a form, the value associated with each filter determines the order in which they are processed (from lowest to highest).


The list of form names the filter is linked to. The filter must be associated with a single form or a list of forms that currently exist on the server.


A bitmask that indicates the operations that trigger the filter.

Bit 0:

Execute the filter on get form operations (AR_OPERATION_GET).

Bit 1:

Execute the filter on set form operations (AR_OPERATION_SET).

Bit 2:

Execute the filter on create form operations (AR_OPERATION_CREATE).

Bit 3:

Execute the filter on delete form operations (AR_OPERATION_DELETE).

Bit 4:

Execute the filter on merge form operations (AR_OPERATION_MERGE).

Bit 5:

Execute the filter from a filter guide (AR_OPERATION_GUIDE).

Bit 6:

Execute the filter on a Service active link action operation (AR_OPERATION_SERVICE).



A flag to enable or disable this filter. A value of 0 disables the filter, causing its condition checks and associated actions to not be performed. A value of 1 enables the filter, causing its conditions to be checked for each form operation specified by the opSet parameter.


A qualification that determines whether the filter is executed. Specify NULL or assign an operation value of 0 (AR_COND_OP_NONE) to execute the filter unconditionally.


The set of actions performed if the condition defined by the query parameter is satisfied. You can specify from 1 to 25 actions in this list (limited by AR_MAX_ACTIONS).


The set of actions performed if the condition defined by the query parameter is not satisfied. You can specify from 0 to 25 actions in this list (limited by AR_MAX_ACTIONS). Specify NULL for this parameter (or zero actions) if you do not want to define any else actions.


The help text associated with the filter. This text can be of any length. Specify NULL for this parameter if you do not want to associate help text with this object.


The owner for the filter. The owner defaults to the user performing the operation if you specify NULL for this parameter.


The initial change diary associated with the filter. This text can be of any length. The server adds the user making the change and a time stamp when it saves the change diary. Specify NULL for this parameter if you do not want to associate change diary text with this object.


A list of server object properties. If this parameter is set to NULL, a properties list with zero properties is associated with the object, and when the filter definition is retrieved, zero properties are returned. See Server object properties.


The error handler options for the filter. Set to AR_FILTER_ERRHANDLER_ENABLE to enable an error handler filter. Set to zero to disable.


The name of error handler filter for this filter; NULL if none. See Error processing for a description of error handlers.


The version control label that the API function must apply to the object. If the label name does not exist on the server, the function creates it.

Ripple actions

Rename and Delete operations typically change multiple objects in addition to their primary target object. The Rename or Delete function must apply the version control label to all the objects that it affects.

Multiple API calls for a single user action 

Some user actions trigger a sequence of API calls. In that situation, the last API call in the sequence applies the version control label to the object. Thus, clients that create forms (like BMC Remedy Developer Studio does) should provide the label only to the last call. For example, when a form is created, a client might issue these calls:

  • ARCreateSchema
  • ARCreateMultipleFields
  • ARSetVUI
  • ARSetVUI
  • ARSetSchema

In this case, the objectModificationLogLabel value should be passed only to the last call, ARSetSchema, even though the user provides the label during the ARCreateSchema operation.

Operations on label-related forms

Version control labels cannot be applied to these forms:

  • AR System Version Control: Label
  • AR System Version Control: Labeled Object
  • AR System Version Control: Object Modification Log

Return values


A list of zero or more notes, warnings, or errors generated from a call to this function. For a description of all possible values, see Error checking.

See also

ARDeleteFilter, ARGetFilter, ARGetListFilter, ARSetFilter. See FreeAR for:  FreeARFilterActionList, FreeARPropList, FreeARQualifierStruct, FreeARStatusList.

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