Looking for recommendations. Have a file in a document library with name x.txt. In a workflow code behind, I need to get the file to read its contents. What is the best/most efficient way to do this? Was thinking a linq query on the SPList.Item collection but might be off.
If you use linq to object, you always retrieve ALL records from DB. It is not good if you have got a lot of data. To reduce records you can use CAML query:
SPQuery query = new SPQuery(); query.Query = "<Where>" + "<Eq>" + "<FieldRef Name=\"FileLeafRef\"/>" + "<Value Type=\"Text\">" + fileName + "</Value>" + "</Eq>" + "</Where>"; SPListItem item = list.GetItems(query).FirstOrDefault();
In this case items are selected from DB by query and then you can get first item.