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I have sharepoint list with data and one of the columns contains date ... how can i programmatically retrieve the latest date, the field is a Date And Time type?

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You need to order by the column (descending), then set the query's rowlimit to 1:

    <FieldRef Name="YourColumn" Ascending="FALSE" />

From here: SO: MAX query using CAML

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You can use foreach loop against your list's date column and then compare it with to get latest date.

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