is here any limitation about read the records from any lists in sharepoint?

my codes are default that downloaded from msdn:

    string siteUrl = SharePointAddressURL;

    ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(SharePointAddressURL);
    SP.List oList = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle(TargetListName);

    CamlQuery camlQuery = new CamlQuery();
    camlQuery.ViewXml = "<View><Query><Where><Geq><FieldRef Name='ID'/>" +
        "<Value Type='Number'>10</Value></Geq></Where></Query><RowLimit>500</RowLimit></View>";
    ListItemCollection collListItem = oList.GetItems(camlQuery);


    catch (Exception e1)
        lblMessage.Text = e1.Message;


is there RowLimit limitation?

this app works very good but newer records that their ID greater that about 500 does not appear

very strange for me

1 Answer 1


You added the <RowLimit>500</RowLimit> yourself in the ViewXml Property - so only 500 items will be returned. AFAIK there is no limit, but you could run into a timeout or memory limit on your client.

I would recommend you the free CAMLDesigner (http://sharepoint.biwug.be/SitePages/Caml_Designer.aspx) - there you can create your caml and check the results in a nice GUI.

  • when i'm starting programming this app copy and paste from msdn and because i don't know anything about this CAML never have enough attention to it. this is very joky for me that why i haven't seen it . but CAML DESIGNER that you recommend is very simple and useful for teaching and learning. thanks. so thanks. May 28, 2013 at 6:58

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