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Unsupported by MS. From MSDN: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/bb861829(v=office.12).aspx Direct modification of the SharePoint database or its data is not recommended because it puts the environment in an unsupported state. If a server component requires information from the database, it must get that data by using the appropriate ...


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The issue is it is generally not supported. Your queries can introduce locks of various sorts, which may prevent something SharePoint is attempting to do succeed. So while reading is highly discouraged (and writing is outright not supported), if you must, for some reason query directly where the SharePoint OM doesn't fit, always use (NoLock). It doesn't ...



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