I would like to obtain the 'Tags' for each SharePoint (2010, 2013) list item (either a document in a library or an item in a list) using the Client Object Model.

I haven't found any API that let's me do that. Is it possible via the Client Object Model using C#?

  • What version of SharePoint are you using? 2007, 2010 or 2013? The API vary a lot Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:10
  • I'm looking for a solution for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:13

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Yes, it's possible. You don't say if you mean C# or JavaScript. I'll assume JavaScript. Retrieve your item, and then:

var fieldValues = item.get_fieldValues();
var enumerator = fieldValues.taxonomyField.getEnumerator();
while (enumerator.moveNext()) {
    var term = enumerator.get_current();
    var termLabel = term.get_label();
    var termId = term.get_termGuid();

Note that if it's a single value taxonomy field, you don't need the enumerator. E.g.

var termLabel = fieldValues.taxonomyField.get_label();

Further note - you'll need to make sure your code loads the SP.Taxonomy.js file.

  • Thanks for the answer. I should have mentioned C#, although I will try and translate this JS code snippet to it's C# equivalent. Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 12:07
  • Is this part of the Client Object Model? I do not find any 'taxonomyField' member on the 'ListItem' type.ListItem.FieldValues is a Dictionary Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 12:43
  • 'taxonomyField' is just the internal name of your Taxonomy field. If you've called it 'thingy' then it would be 'fieldValue.thingy ...'. Similar code should work in C#
    – Andy Burns
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 9:04

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