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I'll be frank the MS documentation for MS web services is terrible / non existent. Do any books exist or web sites that provide full detailed documentation of the usage of SharePoint exposed web services?

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Anything specific you are looking for?

Here is something on MSDN - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd878586%28v=office.12%29.aspx

Typically when trying something I haven't done before I'll open up WebServices Studio (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/webservicestudio20) and make the calls to see what is passed and returned. This tool makes it pretty easy to get a good look at what is available and how you work with it.

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@Mike, yes specifically looking for a way to update a list item, based on a field other than ID. –  user879 Jun 4 '10 at 3:55
    
Unfortunately you need to use the ID to update a specific record versus more of a query based update. If you need to update multiple records based on a condition then you would need to execute a GetListItems call with the query and then iterate through and prepare an update call for the batch. –  Mike Oryszak Jun 4 '10 at 13:33
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