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I am using the following code to create a file and then check it in:

//Some other code above.  The following line works fine.
createdItem = ceoList.UpdateListItems("Pages", newItem);
//But this line throws a file not found error
ceoList.CheckInFile("http://myServer:88/" + newUrl, "Automated version created by the Publish Friday Memo on the internal sharepoint site.", "2"); 

If I debug this and place the line: "http://myServer:88/" + newUrl in my immediate window I get the url I would expect. If I navigate to that URL i see the page I want. But when I run the CheckInFile line I get a SOAP file not found exception. Any idea why this would happen?

Below is the stack trace:

SOAP exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequestInternalClass.GetMetadataForUrl(String bstrUrl, Int32 METADATAFLAGS, Guid& pgListId, Int32& plItemId, Int32& plType, Object& pvarFileOrFolder) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequest.GetMetadataForUrl(String bstrUrl, Int32 METADATAFLAGS, Guid& pgListId, Int32& plItemId, Int32& plType, Object& pvarFileOrFolder) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb.GetListItem(String strUrl, Boolean bFields, String[] fields) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.ListDataImpl.CheckInFile(String pageUrl, String comment, String CheckinType) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.ListDataValidatorImpl.CheckInFile(String pageUrl, String comment, String CheckinType) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.Lists.CheckInFile(String pageUrl, String comment, String CheckinType)

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I ended up getting around this by adding the following line after I declared the ceoList instance:

ceoList.UnsafeAuthenticatedConnectionSharing = true;

Apparently the connection is closed after a call to a web service unless you add this line.


I think you can also reauthenticate before every call instead of adding this line. Hope this helps someone!

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When using a client such as a ListsSoapClient, you can check the State property and reopen the connection like this:

if (listsClient.State != CommunicationState.Opened)
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