I was reading this page where I found out the internal names for likes and comment counts in modern pages (communication sites) using a highlighted content with CAML query


and used a CAML editor to find the code to get all pages that have at least one like or one comment.

The query produces all results of all pages.

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  • what source are you selecting in the HQWP? I've noticed this: "This site and This site collection uses KQL query strings. Document library and Pages library on this site uses CAML query strings. " Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 12:19
  • the page library since I was able to build the CAML query, I am unable to build the KQL query so I tried what was easier
    – susan
    Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 14:49
  • i wrote already several times that I am working with pages and comments and likes in pages, why you keep bringing up that it does not work for documents?
    – susan
    Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:29
  • My bad, Susan. Sorry, I haven't read your comment carefully. I am fairly busy and don't have much time to read thoroughly. Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:32
  • Have you tried to execute your CAML query in any tool/code that is not Highlighted content? Does it produce any results? Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:47

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My observations:

  • _CommentCount and _LikeCount must first exist on the list item. To verify it, try adding these to the view. If you can't - then it's a problem
  • If your CAML query 1) refers to _CommentCount and _LikeCount and 2) returns 0 items - HQWP will actually return everything. I think, it's a bug.
  • Different sources use different Queries. Document Library, for example, uses CAML and "This site collection" source" uses KQL

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There is nothing wrong with the Query you used. It works fine in lists where _LikeCount and _CommentCount exist:

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  • there are some comments and some likes, I am not picky and i would be happy to have a roll up that shows pages that either have 1 like or more or 1 comment or more, so it will have to be related with OR. However, it is still not working
    – susan
    Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:04
  • if there are some comments and likes, can you add these columns to the List view? Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:27
  • they are there by default
    – susan
    Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:29
  • With my query builder I was not able to write a condition such as "greater than zero" therefore I selected 'is not null' but if the likes are ZERO maybe the system considers ZERO as 'not null' and maybe this is why I am not getting results. What is the right CAML for greater than zero? my query builder does not let me use that for this field
    – susan
    Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:37
  • Try a different Caml builder. I have constructed this one and it works fine: <Where> <Gt> <FieldRef Name="_LikeCount" /> <Value Type="Integer">0</Value> </Gt> </Where> I'm using CamlJS Console: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/camljs-console/… Here is a quck demo: imgur.com/L0uvxdW Commented Aug 28, 2019 at 15:42

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