I need to create a CAML query to obtain the following two events from a SharePoint 2010 calendar:

To consider:

  • There may be recurring events

  • And exceptions to events

The purpose is to show in a webpart the following two events, ie, greater than or equal to today.



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It is quite difficult to make such queries. The documentation is somewhat ambiguous and contradictory in some cases. Finally this query gave me good results. I leave it here in case anyone else is interested.

SPQuery consulta = new SPQuery();

consulta.ViewFields = "";
consulta.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='Title'/>";
consulta.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='EventDate'/>";
consulta.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='EndDate'/>";
consulta.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='fRecurrence'/>";
consulta.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='RecurrenceData'/>";
consulta.ViewFields += "<FieldRef Name='fAllDayEvent'/>";

consulta.ExpandRecurrence = true;
// consulta.CalendarDate = DateTime.Now;

consulta.Query = "<Where><DateRangesOverlap><FieldRef Name='EventDate' /><FieldRef Name='EndDate' /><FieldRef Name='RecurrenceID' /><Value IncludeTimeValue='TRUE' Type='DateTime'><Now/></Value></DateRangesOverlap></Where>";
consulta.Query += "<OrderBy><FieldRef Name='EventDate' /></OrderBy>";

consulta.RowLimit = 2;

Source of inspiration:




Another option is to avoid the CAML and use calendar views. According to this blog post, you can create a view that shows recurring events and displays them in chronological order. Then at the end of the view definition, you can limit the view to show the next 2 items.

To create the view, go to the calendar and follow these steps:

  1. Ribbon -> Calendar -> Create View
  2. Select "Standard View, With expanded Recurring Events"
  3. Name the View and arrange the Columns - I put Start Time near the front.
  4. At the bottom under Item Limit, select 2

The View will display like so:

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This view can be overlaid onto another calendar or pulled into another site using a Web Part. This solution is simpler and out of the box and is easier to maintain than a coded solution involving CAML and CSOM.

  • It is a very good choice. In my case a bit complicated because I develop all in C #. That means that the views also have to create in C # for each of the sites. But I like the idea of using standard functionality. Thank you! Apr 20, 2016 at 11:20
  • For people who visit this question in the future - this solution works Out Of the Box (OOB) whereas the accepted answer by the OP involves a developer, installation and runs on the farm.
    – Taterhead
    May 3, 2016 at 7:08

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