I am trying to find the best way to get files inside a specific sub folder in the sharepoint website, but the only links I find relate to the root folders.

I have a Sharepoint site which is really just a fileAttachments repository.

The Documents page of the website has folder for each customer. Then In each Customer folder there is another folder named for a CaseNumber. And in that Case Number folder, I drop all file attachments.

I am able to create the Customer folders and then a sub folder for the Case Number folder. And then I can upload files just fine through code.

I just can't seem to use the Context to retrieve the list of files in one of those sub folders (NOT THE ROOT FOLDER).

Can someone please advise how I can get the list of files with the following inputs?

sharePointBaseURL = "https://mySample.sharepoint.com" siteName = "CustomerCaseAttachments" libraryName = "Documents"

FOR EXAMPLE, Assume there is a ROOT folder for customer CustomerName = "Customer_A" Assume that in the Customer_A folder, there is a subfolder for the CaseNumber = "123456" Finally, assume there a two files in that folder "logFile1.txt" and "Capture.jpg"

So I need to write a function that will take CustomerName and CaseNumber to identify the two folder and subfolder on the site. Then Return the list of files in that subfolder

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##  UPDATE  ##

I figured out how to do it, but still ask the question if there is not a better way?

Here is the function I came up with.

Public Function GetFileListFromSharepoint_Datatable(CustomerName As String, CaseNumber As String) As DataTable
    Dim dtAttachments As DataTable = FileAttachmentDatatableWithHeaders()
    Dim spCon As New SharepointConnector()
        Dim siteUrl As String = $"{spCon.config.SharePointBaseURL}/sites/{spCon.config.SiteName}"
        Dim serverRelativeUrl As String = $"/sites/{spCon.config.SiteName}/{spCon.config.libraryName}"
        Dim FileIsOnSharepoint As Boolean = False
        Using ctx As ClientContext = spCon.CreateSharepointClientContext()
            Dim ctxWeb As Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Web = ctx.Web
            Dim rootFolderList As Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.List = ctxWeb.Lists.GetByTitle("Documents")
            Dim listOfCustomerFolders As FolderCollection = rootFolderList.RootFolder.Folders
            For Each customerFolder In listOfCustomerFolders
                If customerFolder.Name = CustomerName Then
                    Dim listOfCaseFolders As FolderCollection = customerFolder.Folders()
                    For Each caseFolder In listOfCaseFolders
                        If caseFolder.Name = CaseNumber Then
                            Dim listOfFiles As FileCollection = caseFolder.Files
                            For Each f In listOfFiles
                                Dim dr As DataRow = dtAttachments.Rows.Add
                                dr("Id") = f.ServerRelativeUrl
                                dr("FileName") = f.Name
                                dr("Size") = BytesToString(f.Length)
                                dr("ChangedDate") = f.TimeLastModified
                        End If
                End If
        End Using
    Catch ex As Exception
    End Try
    Return dtAttachments
End Function

2 Answers 2


You can use the CamlQuery.FolderServerRelativeUrl property to indicate the target folder.

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In your case you would use something like:

List documentsList = context.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("Documents");

CamlQuery query = CamlQuery.CreateAllItemsQuery();
query.FolderServerRelativeUrl = "/Documents/Customer_A/123456";
ListItemCollection items = documentsList.GetItems(query);

Get-PnPListItem -List "Shared Documents" -FolderServerRelativeUrl "/sites/CustomerCaseAttachments/Shared Documents/Customer_A/123456"

Retrieves all list items from the 123456 folder

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