I'm trying to retrieve an item from a list, just for demo purposes. But, when I try to do that, I'm getting a ServerException on the ExecuteQuery().

This is the exception:

An exception of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException' occurred in Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll but was not handled in user code

Additional information: Item does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.

And this is the code:

var lists = clientContext.Web.Lists;

var spList = lists.GetById(Guid.Parse(SPListId));

var spListItem = spList.GetItemById(7);


I've narrowed the problem down to the GetItemId(SPListItemId) method. I'm quite sure that there is an item with the given SPListItemId, cause when I open the properties of the specified file, I see that the ID parameter is 7.

Does anyone know what is happening?

Thanks a lot!

  • Did you also make sure that the SPListId used in code and the list you checked are the same? – Unnie Oct 4 '16 at 15:00
  • I can verify that. The ID is the same as listed in the "Library Settings" url. – koelkastfilosoof Oct 4 '16 at 15:04

I've figured out what the issue was. For those coming by later, here's what I did.

The problem was due to a lack of permissions in my Add-In. The Add-In needs minimal permissions to "List" "Read" in your App Manifest. Hope this helps.

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