I am using the following to get changes that happened in a Site Collection.

ChangeToken token = new ChangeToken();
token.StringValue = lastChangeToken;

ChangeQuery query = new ChangeQuery(true, true);
query.ChangeTokenStart = token;

ChangeCollection changecol = site.GetChanges(query);

This returns all the changes since the last change token.

I want only the very latest change to get the Site Collection's updated last change token. So, I am looking for something that returns only the last change rather than getting all changes as there might be a considerable time difference.

I tried query.FetchLimit = 1; query.LatestFirst = true; but got error as "Specified method is not supported." while ExecuteQuery. I even tried to use ChangeLogItemQuery but site.GetChanges does not accept it.

  • CSOM only? perhaps powershell: $listTitle = "Test" $list = $context.Web.Lists.GetByTitle($listTitle) $qry = new-object Microsoft.Sharepoint.Client.ChangeQuery($true,$true) $changes = $list.GetChanges($qry) $context.Load($changes) $context.ExecuteQuery() $changes | select ChangeType, Time
    – user37251
    Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 14:46
  • This is the powershell version of CSOM. However this still requests all changes from the sharepoint made to the list. ($context.Load($changes)) . But, I want to form a query that requests only the latest change to sharepoint itself.
    – Shen Prabu
    Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 15:07

1 Answer 1


The following code snippet will get all the changes to a site collection:

ChangeQuery siteCQ = new ChangeQuery(true, true);  
var siteChanges = site.GetChanges(siteCQ);  

foreach (Change change in siteChanges)  
 Console.WriteLine("{0}, {1}", change.ChangeType, change.TypedObject);


  • Please.. This is what I do currently. But I want to get only the latest change without requesting all changes to server.
    – Shen Prabu
    Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 9:01

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