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I'm having trouble getting the values of a Managed Metadata Field in a SharePoint List.

Basically, what I want to do is given a string (ex. "Category"), it will find all the list items that match that string. The field I am using is Managed Metadata.

What I'm currently doing is getting all List Items then doing the standard:

TaxonomyFieldValueCollection test = item["TaxonomyFieldName"] as TaxonomyFieldValueCollection;

However, I always get "value does not fall within the expected range" error.

Can anyone point out how to do it properly?

Thank you!

  • Can you please check how you are searching inside the taxonomy field values ? We use taxonomyfieldvalueCollection only in places where the field supports multiple values else you can use the taxonomyfieldValue. – Arvi Apr 7 '15 at 9:04
  • My understanding is...Search for value "Category" in the SharePoint list which is a managed metadata field ... – Arvi Apr 7 '15 at 9:06
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Option 1: Since you are getting all the items in the list then the caml query would not be of any use now.

TaxonomyFieldValueCollection test = item["TaxonomyFieldName"] asTaxonomyFieldValueCollection;

Now loop in the test collection variable to get all the taxonomy values present in the field.

foreach (var taxonomyValue in test) { if(taxonomyValue.Label
=="Category") { //Item Found } }

By this way you can check the value you are looking for.

Option 2: The other option would be using Caml Query. To form a query on a managed metadata value. Check the below link Query on MM field

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