In a normal Views user search, you can simply add a User: Current filter to remove the logged-in user from the search results.

I have a Search API Views search of a Solr index of users, and I want to do the same thing. However, the User:Current filter is not available. How can I achieve the same function?

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You could write a simple module using hook_views_pre_view.

  1. Be sure to index the User ID
  2. Under Filter Criteria, add Indexed User: User ID, and set it to NOT EQUAL TO and use 0 (anonymous user, which will never be in this list).
  3. Using MY_MODULE_views_pre_view with the global user value, replace 0 with the UID of the current user.
function MY_MODULE_views_pre_view(&$view) {
  global $user;
  if ($view->name == 'VIEW_NAME') {
    if ($user->uid) {
      $view->display['default']->handler->options['filters']['uid']['value'] = $user->uid;
  • Thanks, this looks like the way to go. How exactly do I do #3? I don't see where USERID is passed to the query. I tried a different approach based on the example in search_api_query_alter() (drupal.org/node/2502819), but ran into a wall. Jun 9, 2015 at 14:35
  • @PatrickKenny I updated my answer, I just had to set up Solr locally to test it. You don't actually need the search_api hook, you can just use a normal views hook. Hope this helps! Jun 12, 2015 at 14:48
  • Thanks, that did the trick! Since my view has multiple panes, I had to change the code to use $view->current_display instead of default as follows: $view->display[$view->current_display]->handler->options['filters']['uid']['value'] = $user->uid; Jun 14, 2015 at 5:39

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