I'll be frank the MS documentation for MS web services is terrible / non existent. Do any books exist or web sites that provide full detailed documentation of the usage of SharePoint exposed web services?


Anything specific you are looking for?

Here is something on MSDN - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd878586%28v=office.12%29.aspx

Typically when trying something I haven't done before I'll open up WebServices Studio (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/webservicestudio20) and make the calls to see what is passed and returned. This tool makes it pretty easy to get a good look at what is available and how you work with it.

  • @Mike, yes specifically looking for a way to update a list item, based on a field other than ID.
    – user879
    Jun 4 '10 at 3:55
  • Unfortunately you need to use the ID to update a specific record versus more of a query based update. If you need to update multiple records based on a condition then you would need to execute a GetListItems call with the query and then iterate through and prepare an update call for the batch. Jun 4 '10 at 13:33

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