I need to have the SystemUpdate functionality from the Client Object Model. Is there any way I can do it since the ListItem.SystemUpdate() does not exist?

Another solution would be to disable the EventReceiver on the list, but I don't know how to do that either.



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Client Object Model have the limitations with regards to the way a List Item Update works. More specifically there is no SystemUpdate() type functionality available in Client Object Model, like in the 'full' SharePoint Object Model.

If you really want to develop his functionality, then write your own custom web service that updates the document metadata using SystemUpdate so a new version isn't created and deploy it to your SharePoint Server.

  • Once again the ClientObjectModel has failed me :(. Thanks for the answer. But is there a way to Deactivate the Event Receiver then?
    – danbord
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 12:32
  • do you just want to disable the EventReceiver on the list using Client object model? Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 13:39
  • Yes, but I have to do it throught the Client OM
    – danbord
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 17:13

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