I'm face to a strange issue. I get an splistitem with a caml query ->that's ok and validated with caml query builder.

After that, i'm try to get the title or any other meta of the item.

Here is how i have the splistitem

SPListItem item = null;
            SPQuery query = new SPQuery();
            query.Query = "<Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='" + _searchedField + "'/><Value Type='Text'>" + _searchedValue + "</Value></Eq></Where>";
            query.RowLimit = 1;
            foreach (string s in _viewField)
                query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='"+s+"' />";
            SPList list = _web.Lists[_listLookup];
            item = list.GetItems(query).Cast<SPListItem>().First();

            //item = list.GetItemById(item.ID);
            //SPListItemCollection items = list.GetItems(query);
            //if (items.Count > 0)
            //    item = items[0];
        catch (Exception ex)
            //diagnosticsService.WriteTrace(0, new SPDiagnosticsCategory("BU Finance", TraceSeverity.Unexpected, EventSeverity.Error), TraceSeverity.Unexpected, "generateTree = " + ex.Message + "--" + ex.StackTrace);
        return item;

And then i try to get the value and always i get back {Title} or the name of meta


1 Answer 1


You are getting the field, not it's value.

To get the value use this:


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