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CAML Query works on hardcoded value, but not on variable

I am really new to SharePoint, and I came across an issue that is driving me crazy. I am trying to use CAML Query to get a specific list item. My query works on hard coded condition, but not when I ...
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How to (caml)query a list on metedata in the MetaInfo field

Is it possible to wite a CAML-query to filter documents with certain info in the MetaInfo field? The information is only stored as property in MetaInfo, not in a field of it's own. Context: I have a ...
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CAML Query to retrieve announcement items in descending order based on ID # - Not Working

spQuery.Query = " <OrderBy> <FieldRef Name='ID' Descending='True'/> </OrderBy> <Where> <Eq> <FieldRef Name='Title' /> <Value Type='Text'></...
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CAML Query on “Person” field type

I would like to query list and get items that were created by specific user, in my list I have the fild "User" of type Person I tried this but it didn't work: <Where> <Eq> <...
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How to check if a folder exists in a list?

I have the following code: SPFolder oFolder = myList.RootFolder.SubFolders[folderName]; if (oFolder == null) { Console.WriteLine("FOLDER NOT FOUND"); ...
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CAML query on Sharepoint List without duplicates

How can I retrieve all elements in a List ignoring duplicate entries So if List A contains: Employee A Employee A Employee B Employee B Employee C Employee D Employee E I want to get ...
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Get field value from item in SPListItemCollection

I am confused with SPQuery. How can I use it to get listitem values. Let's say I have a list "Cinema" with 20 columns but i only want 4. Film ID Film Name Film Type Film Review How can i get all ...
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CAML query to retrieve the second set of three list items from the announcements list?

The CAML query to pull say 3 items based off of the following requirements seems pretty starightforward: Title is not null Expires(Expiry Date) is greater than or equal to Today Order Created in ...
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Caml Query to return items created by logged in user

Using Javascript CSOM and want to return items created by logged in user, but the code below returns all items. Could someone advise? var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery(); var specifier = "<Eq>&...
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How to get a old version of list item?

I need to get all field values of an specific version. It is possible by sharepoint hosted app (javascript)? I need to create a custom version history page of itens. If there is a caml query ...
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Translating a SQL query to CAML query

I am new to CAML query and as much as I have expected it to be simple like SQL I have found it quite frustrating to deal with. I have a simple query SQL query I am trying to translate into CAML but do ...
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what does “ows” means and why people use it before name of a field

I seen at different places if a field has a name "LinkFilename" then while trying to get its value using CAML query or any other way, developers put it as "ows_LinkFilename", can someone explain it to ...
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CAML query returns all items instead of one

I am querying a list to return only items matching a certain title, but the query returns all items. It seems I built or execute the query the wrong way: /* SP is an alias for Microsoft.SharePoint....
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Unable to return items under folder using CAML

I have a folder in the default "Images" library under my site, called Menu Icons: /PublishingImages/Menu Icons I want to retrieve only the images under this folder, and not all images under the root ...
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where clause is ignored when query list

I have a CAML query which returns lists by a lookup field. here is the query <Query> <Where> <Eq> <FieldRef Name='Ticket'...
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CAML query filtering is not working

I've googled that it can be in case when query is not well-formed. But I'm verifying it for several hours and didn't find any mistake. Problem is common: query doesn't filters and returns all data. ...
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Sharepoint REST API - Using caml query and select/expand to get lookup data

I have a Sharepoint app and I use a caml query to filter the data I get back: var caml = "<View><Query><Where><And><Contains><FieldRef Name='PublishingPageLayout' ...
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Caml Query Datetime

How can I query my custom list and only show items if the field dateField, is in today's month? Here is my query so far: <Query> <Where> <Or> <Eq> <FieldRef Name="...
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CAML Query where X =(A && B && C && D)

CAML makes me sad some days. Can someone point me in the right direction for the syntax in regards to a CAML query that would evaluate where X= A&B&C&D. My nesting is all off i'm assuming. ...
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CAML Query Where (x AND y) OR Z

I've been struggling with this all day. I've referenced several SO questions/answers but to no avail. Not quite sure what I'm doing wrong. I also cannot use a CAML Builder, unfortunately, due to some ...
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Should we use web service lists.asmx over CAML when working with large lists

There is a list that has around 100k items in a SharePoint Site Collection. This site has been customized to serve certain business requirements through visual webparts. While, regular CRUD (create,...
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CAML Query Filtering with OffsetDays

I'd like to set up a CAML query in a Data View Web Part (DVWP) that works like this: If a date is not specified on the Query String, then show me items created in the last 30 days If a date is ...
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CAML query to filter Datetime

I have to filter data with respect to a field named CreatedDate having type datetime. In input I'm just giving date (not time), I want to fetch all records with respect to specific date (ignoring ...
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Lookup column value not updated - ListsWebServices and Asp.NET

I am having trouble inserting new record in "Clients" list on our server, I am in learning phase for working with SharePoint Lists Web Services and I am trying to insert a new item in a list which ...
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Query by contenttype with inheritance

Lets say we have 2 contenttypes: LanguageItem (inherits from item) News (inherits from LanguageItem) I have a list with contenttype set to "News", including some items. Is it possible to create a ...
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caml query to filter by year not working

I would like to filter a list based on the year as parameter. For e.x. if i use 2014, all items from 1/1/2014 to 31/12/2014 should appear and also i am filtering on region. For the caml query below, ...
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Looping retrieved Items throws an InvalidCastException

I have some very simple code using the client object model to retrieve a list and all items from that list from a SharePoint 2013 Online site. When the ExecuteQuery() fires, I use Fiddler to view the ...
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CAML Query throwing error

Pretty new to CAML queries, but trying to query a list based on Status = Completed and a date range. It is throwing the following error "Unexpected Error: One or more field types are not installed ...
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CAML query for null lookup field values

I have a problem with filtering list items using CALM I Have this list: Code - Text, Name - Text, Link - Text, Order No - Number, Parent - Lookup to this List. I want to filter all items where Parent ...
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How do I query several lists with the Object Model and merge the results?

Is it possible to with the Object Model query several lists at the same time and get the result merged together? Something like linked sources in SharePoint Designer? I have created a web part that ...
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date filter of today in rest api

I have a caml query filter for one of my date-time field. <Leq> <FieldRef Name ='StartDate1' /> <Value Type ='DateTime'> <Today /> </Value> </Leq> Is ...
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Query list types using CAML in CQWP query override?

When you export a Content by Query web part and open it up there is the <property name="QueryOverride" type="String" /> tag which allows you to put in your own CAML query to specify further ...
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moving list items from wss 3.0 to foundation 2010 using lists.asmx

I'm trying to use Lists.UpdateListItems to move items from a list in WSS 3.0 to a list in SharePoint Foundation 2010. The original list contains several items. The target list does not contain any ...
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CAML Query behaving differently in CAML Builder and Code

Based on feedback from my earlier question, I have constructed a query using the excellent CAML Builder tool: <Where> <Or> <Membership Type='CurrentUserGroups'> <FieldRef ...
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Does an OrderBy CAML query return ONLY the most recent items?

var query = new SPQuery { Query = "<OrderBy><FieldRef Name="Created" Ascending="False" /></OrderBy>", RowLimit = 100 }; Does this return the 100 most recently created items? I'...
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Is there any guidance on designing lists for efficient CAML queries?

I'm designing some lists that may well contain thousands of items, and I'm trying to come up with the best design for efficient querying. I'm looking for some form of (hopefully Microsoft) ...
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Problem using viewFields to return more fields

Do I have to put a prefix of ows before retrieving fields? because I am trying to obtain additional fields and not being able to? soapEnv += "<listName>My SP List</listName>"; ...
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CAML query get listitems between a specified Row Index Boundary

Is it possible to get listitems between a specified Row Index Boundary from a list using CAML Ex: if there are 10000 records I would like to fetch records between 201 - 250
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How to get the last x number of splistitems changed for a SPWeb

I'm trying to pull back the last x number of list items in all non-hidden lists for a given web. My original code would go through all lists and run the following code: SPQuery query = new SPQuery();...
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CAML query for filtering list view

I have a SharePoint list that I need to filter according to this: First of all, the items must be Booked by = Travel and Meeting Support and the Category should never be visible if they are Cancelled....
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SPServices - GetListItems - formatting results

I am using SPServices in Sharepoint 2013 to get some results from cutom list named "navigator" presented here: and for this purpose I am using code: <script type="text/javascript" src="../js/...
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2010: How to query user profiles for custom properties?

Our sharepoint user profiles are configured to have two additional AD synchronized, public custom properties, EmployeeID and CostCenter. I need to read a list of users with the same CostCenter as the ...
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Event Receiver on SharePoint 2010 - How to query DB and display an error message

I'm an absolute beginner of SharePoint development. I would like to create my first Event Receiver and I'm doing with VS2010 (because I'm on SP 2010). I would like to check if adding a new event in ...
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Get List Items using ECMAscript CAML query

Hi can anyone show me how can I retieve list items based on 2 fields using ECMAscript CAML? I have a list where I have uid as number and city as text. I want to retrieve all items where uid = 100 and ...
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Caml Query - skip X first results

Let's assume I have list with 100 items. Is it possible to write CAML query to get 5 items, but skip 10 items from the beggining? Something like LIMIT and OFFSET in SQL?
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COM exception while querying document library

I have a need to get collection of SPLitsItem currently viewed to user. My solution is a ribbon button which calls custom application page in LAYOUTS via javascript in custom action. Application page ...
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Where can I find a good CAML tutorial?

I am just starting to get my feet wet with SP Foundation 2010, and need to customize some web parts. I am looking for some CAML tutorials that go beyond what's on the MSDN site, and also include the ...
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Dynamically adding And to CAML query

I have the following "base" query: <Where> <And> <Eq> <FieldRef Name='Field1' /> <Value Type='Boolean'>1</Value> ...
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What does the GetListItems query option IncludeMandatoryColumns do?

I found myself working with the Lists.GetListItems method fairly often. Unfortunately, I have never understood what the IncludeMandatoryColumns query option actually does. The documentation seems to ...
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How do I test if I will be able to execute a query (does the site exist)

When I run a (CAML based query) executeQuery against Sharepoint, sometimes the site does not exist (it is created by a workflow process which may not have run). When this happens, I get a ...