How to retrieve user profile properties "department" and "location" for a specific user using Server-side object model.

I am able to get user's DisplayName, email, manager and few more properties but not able to retrieve user's "department" and "location".

  • Whats the error ? Can you share some code ? – Gautam Sheth Jan 4 '17 at 11:23

Try below code:

    using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite("http://siteCollectionurl"))
        using (SPWeb web = siteCollection.OpenWeb())
            ServerContext serverContext = ServerContext.GetContext(siteCollection);
            UserProfileManager userProfileMangager = new UserProfileManager(serverContext);

            SPUser spUser = web.EnsureUser("domain\user");

            UserProfile profile = userProfileMangager.GetUserProfile(spUser.LoginName);    


You can try this

if (empProfile.GetProfileValueCollection("Department").Value != null)
{ department = empProfile.GetProfileValueCollection("Department").Value.ToString(); }

if (empProfile.GetProfileValueCollection("SPS-Location").Value != null)
{ userPropertyDescription = empProfile.GetProfileValueCollection("SPS-Location").Value.ToString(); }

Hope this will hepl you!

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