The Context API provides information about the current execution context of the macros. For example, for macros in a SQL Script, the current execution context of the macros is the invocation of the SQL Script.

The Context has the following APIs


ObjectId : string

The Id of the object in the current execution context, for example the Object Id of a SQL Script or Report.

SolutionId : string

The ID of the solution in the current execution context, for example the id of the solution of the SQL Script being executed.

IsDevMode : boolean

Indicates whether the execution context is being invoked from the Designer or not.

Arguments : ArgumentsProvider

Provides access to read the arguments passed in to the execution context, for example the arguments passed by SetParamValue(…) when executing a SQL Script of loading data to a SQL Report.

CustomArguments : ArgumentsList

Provides an API for creating custom arguments from within macros. When generating parameterized SQL expressions, it is best practice to use query parameters instead of coding the values into the expressions. You can use the CustomArguments list to register query parameters from within your macro.

UserId : string

The id of the currently logged-in user, for example, user@corp.com.

GetUserUniqueId() : string

Returns the ID of the user account of the currently logged in user. If Azure AD is used as the identity provider, this is the OID (GUID) coming from Azure AD. If Windows AD is used, the ID is the SID.

LanguageCode : string

The culture name in the format languagecode2-country/regioncode2, for example, EN-US. Note that this property usually just returns a two-letter language code (for example EN), because InVision is usually set up to use two-letter cultures codes.

TwoLetterLanguageCode : string

The ISO 639-1 two letter language code, for example, EN.

The ArgumentsProvider has the following APIs

bool TryGetValue<T>(string name, out T value)

bool TryGetValue(string name, out object value)

T GetValue<T>(string name)

object GetValue(string name)

bool Contains(string name)

The following example shows how the Context API can be used to create the ConditionalWhere macro.

namespace Local
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Profitbase.Invision.Scripting.Dynamic;
public class MyMacros : MacroExpansionProvider
public string ConditionalWhere(string tableAlias)
return "WHERE 1 = 1";
if(this.Context.Arguments.TryGetValue<int>("@Level", out int level))
// @SelectedProductId is passed as argument to the execution context
// for example by SetParamValue(...).
// If it is not, provide a default value
this.Context.CustomArguments.Add("@SelectedProductId", "myDummyValue");
case 1:
return $"WHERE {tableAlias}.L1 = @SelectedProductId";
case 2:
return $"WHERE {tableAlias}.L2 = @SelectedProductId";
return $"WHERE {tableAlias}.LEAF = @SelectedProductId";
return "WHERE 1 = 2";