I'm writing now code agains the document library, that code adds files to the document library. Basically what I want to do is, when the particular file already exists in the document library with the same name, i don't want to get an error message, but i want to update it.

By updating I mean, i want to upload the new document instead of an old one, but not like deleting whole item and then uploading file and all metadata etc, i just want to update the file and also i have versioning on the document library so basically it should increase in version ...

Any idea how to do that? Because now when i programmatically try to upload a file with the same name I get an error ..

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This link might help you. Refer it. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointdevelopmentlegacy/thread/c99e6161-66e9-4aea-953a-16f64f816cd7

  • Oh right, how could i forget about the overwrite ... thanks for the help
    – Shkipper
    Jan 4, 2013 at 14:33
  • yes thats right...always... Jan 7, 2013 at 4:59

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