I'm having a hard time trying fo figure this one out. I can only use Microsoft.Sharepoint.Client for this. I'am working with Sharepoint 2013.

I need to list all Fields (Metadata) For a certain content type that are actually Manage Metadata TermSet fields. I can already get the ContentType and access its Fields. Once there I can find all the TermSet Fields base on Field.TypeAsString just like this :

if (field.TypeAsString == "TaxonomyFieldType" || field.TypeAsString == "TaxonomyFieldTypeMulti")

So What I'm wondering now is How could I get the proper TermStore in order to get the TermSet ? I know I need the TermStore Id, but I didn't find it anywhere in the Field's properties. I'm currently looking at MSDN but didn't find anything yet.

Thanks for any information you can provide!

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I think this will give you what you are looking for...

// get the TaxonomyField from the Site Columns in the sitecollectionTaxonomyField 
field = (TaxonomyField)site.RootWeb.Fields[TAXONOMYFIELDID]; 
// get the Term Store ID from the field
Guid termStoreId = field.SspId; 
// Open a taxonomysession and get the correct termstoreTaxonomy
Session session = new TaxonomySession(site);
TermStore termStore = session.TermStores[termStoreId];

Let me know if this doesn't solve your problem.

  • Thanks for the answer, it did point me in the right direction! Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Field does not have any "SspId" property BUT I finally found it in the "SchemaXml" property along with the TermSetId. With those I can now get the "TermStore -> TermSet -> Term -> Label" structure I need. Just a bit of code to do and I think I should be good! Thanks again
    – Alex
    Feb 20, 2013 at 21:46
  • Cool. Glad you got it figured out! Feb 21, 2013 at 2:02

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