If I need to store say 10,000 items in a list, but want to call them sequentially 2000 items at a time, what is the best method for doing that? I assume it's similar to a paged call, but want to execute this the right way.

This is in SharePoint 2007


You can use the built-in SPQuery paging mechanism

SPWeb oWebsite = SPContext.Current.Web;
SPList oList = oWebsite.Lists["Announcements"];

SPQuery oQuery = new SPQuery();
oQuery.RowLimit = 2000;
oQuery.Query = "<OrderBy Override=\"TRUE\">" + 
    "<FieldRef Name=\"FileLeafRef\" /></OrderBy>";

int intIndex = 1;

    Response.Write("<BR>Page: " + intIndex + "<BR>");
    SPListItemCollection collListItems = oList.GetItems(oQuery);

    foreach (SPListItem oListItem in collListItems)
        Response.Write(SPEncode.HtmlEncode(oListItem["Title"].ToString()) +

    oQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition =
} while (oQuery.ListItemCollectionPosition != null);
  • You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. – Wesley Apr 25 '12 at 17:47
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    Nope, I just know how to Google :) – Rob Windsor Apr 25 '12 at 17:48

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