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I am using listdata.svc service to retrieve data from Sharepoint 2010

I have a List and it has a Multi-Line text field which has append option on.

when you append text to multi-line text field, it adds timespamp and the user who add the text.

However, when O try to interrogate the field via data services, it only returns the content of the last added entry.

is it the expected behaviour or kind of bug?

thanks for help

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Based on the implementation of the Appending Multi-line text field I'd say that it's expected behaviour. Is it what most users want? NO, but that's what you get.

The value of a Appending Multi-line text field is in fact only the last added entry. when rendering it SharePoint retrieves the value (and timestamp/user) from previous versions. You can verify that by deleting a previous version.

To make things even worse you can't get the previous versions using the Client Side Object Model, but have to resort to the old Web Services Lists.GetListItemChanges

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