I have a custom list called "Custom" with Title, Description and Date Site columns. I want to access this custom list using Web Services. Can anyone provide the solution with step by step .

Thanks, John.

  • John, we need some more information to answer your question. How are you trying to access the custom list? Using a console application? – Kit Menke Jan 25 '12 at 22:33

Is it SharePoint 2007 or 2010?

For 2010, use the REST interface http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798339.aspx

For 2007, you will need to use list.asmx

What will you be using to access the list? C#, Java, Javascript, InfoPath, ... ?

Some examples:


Just read article on MSDN:

Lists.GetListItems Method

Scroll to bottom an you can find working example (Console application written in C# and VB). If you need more info write 'sharepoint list.asmx getlistitems' in Google (or Bing) and you can easily find ton of other articles.

  • Vedran,... I read the article and looked at the C# code. It all looks good and I can refernce almost everything except I don't seem have access to the GetListItems extension for Lists. I'm writing a stand alone console app to migrate libraries from one Sharepoint site to a completely different site. Any advice? – user37426 Jan 6 '15 at 20:35
  • @Glenn - GetListItems is webservice method so you need reference to http://<Site>/_vti_bin/Lists.asmx. If you are in need of a single migration explore the backup/restore options. In other cases if migrating 2007 use webservices, if 2010 use COM and if 2013 use REST. – Vedran Rasol Jan 8 '15 at 8:26

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