I have a document library on my SharePoint online site, when a user uploads a file in the library a c# itemAdded event is triggered to read the file and store the information in a separate list. This all works perfect. My problem comes in where i need to write any exception errors to a field in the document library. I have a multiline text field in the library already and there are several methods in my code, each method needs to be able to write to the field. How can i do this from the catch method. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

  • In case of exceptions is the document get uploaded properly? – Amal Hashim Dec 8 '14 at 14:46
  • Yes the document is uploading properly, but if an exception is hit, the error is not being stored. – Egor Dec 8 '14 at 15:03

Try this inside the catch block:

catch(Exception ex)
    SPListItem item = properties.Listitem;
    item["MultiTextFieldName"] = ex.Message;
  • I will obviously have to pass the properties to all the methods to use this code? – Egor Dec 8 '14 at 15:21
  • You need to pass the ListItem. This is the best way to get hold of that object. – Amal Hashim Dec 8 '14 at 15:24
  • @Amsal Thank you very much for the help, got it working. – Egor Dec 8 '14 at 15:39

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