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A "web service" is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over the World Wide Web.

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Good book about SharePoint web services?

I'll be frank the MS documentation for MS web services is terrible / non existent. Do any books exist or web sites that provide full detailed documentation of the usage of SharePoint exposed web ...
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How to update a list item from web service using a where clause?

I have a scenario where I need to update a list item, but I don't know the internal ID of the list item - hence the following won't work for me: batchElement.InnerXml = "<Method ID='1' Cmd='Update'...
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How come GetListItems filtering on a field's equality to a value fetches this field's value as undefined/null

I think I found a bug. Please share if you know more about it. I use GetListItems operation to fetch items to display on an ajaxified form. Just an hour ago everything was fine, but now when I query ...
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UpdateListItems won't let you reset field value to empty?

I've recently discovered that the Lists.asmx ignores your attempts to reset a field's value to empty string or null with Lists.UpdateListItems. Not a very well documented limitation discovered by ...
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Listing all checked out files

As a site administrator I have to list all checked out files in the site collection. Looking at the DB is looks like the tp_CheckoutUserId field in AllUserData might be a key to this query. Is it ...
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Can you detect permissions on a list via Ajax or SharePoint web services?

The context for this is the SPServices or Imtech (SP)LookupAddNew function that let you add new items to lookups without navigating to the target list. Can we avoid adding the link for users without ...
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401 authentication error when calling OpenWorkbook method of ExcelService.asmx

We are trying to call the Excel Services web service using SOAP with a Sharepoint/domain admin account. I see 401.2 errors in the IIS logs. There is no user name specified there. We are using ...
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“Search query unable to contact the Search web service” - in standard SharePoint search results

What could that message stem from? Any quick tips to diagnose? Single server farm, remote SQL. IT guys in another location, I have no VPN for access to SCAW (Central Administration Web) .
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Is there any rule that says when SOAPAction is REQUIRED in the setRequestHeader?

Is there any rule that says when SOAPAction is REQUIRED in the setRequestHeader? In my jQuery library (SPServices), I've been including the SOAPAction for every Web Service call. It turns out that ...
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Calling a custom SharePoint web service from ASP.Net AJAX gives a 403 error?

I have developed a custom SharePoint web service, and deployed it to /_vti_bin/myservice.asmx. As a "regular" user, browsing to that ASMX URL works fine. When I try to browse to "/_vti_bin/myservice....
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Problems with web service GetList. List not found!

I'm have some trouble using the GetList web service. It does work sometimes but not at the start of the day!?! Here is my code: public static void ListSurveys(string serverName) { ...
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How to identify the question fields when fetching survey information from the Lists web service?

I am wanting to access survey information via the Lists web service and display the questions contained in the survey. The result contains a large number of Field nodes some of which are the ...
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QueryEx web services issue

I am using Microsoft Search Server 2008 (based on SharePoint Server 2007) + C# + .Net 3.5 + VSTS 2008 + ASP.Net to develop a web application which invokes Search Server 2008 Web Services when a button ...
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How to generate the timeZoneInformation parameter to a CreateWorkspace method of the Meetings.asmx web service … in javascript

I want to call the CreateWorkspace method of the Meetings web service to create a subsite but I find no simple information on how to create the timeZoneInformation parameter in javascript which ...
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Add a complex service as part of a feature install

I'm wondering if anyone can point me at the best practices for installing a complex service (basically, an entire web application) into SP when doing a feature install. We have an existing web ...
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AddList method in Http Post

In a remote client, I'm trying to create a new list in a sharepoint site. Right now, I'm building a CAML string and sending it via http post to my sharepoint site. I've used this method to update list ...
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How to list all surveys using a web service?

I am trying to use the Lists.asmx service to gain access to surveys on a Sharepoint server. I would like to be able to list all of the surveys without showing all the other kinds of lists there. ...
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How to use SharePoint web services? (esp. authentication)

I am trying to access list information on MOSS 2007 using web services. SppLists.ListsSoapClient proxy = new SurveyMerge.SppLists.ListsSoapClient(); proxy.ClientCredentials.Windows.AllowNtlm = true; ...
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How to consume a custom SharePoint web service in a SharePoint user control

I've created a custom web service in SharePoint which works fine. I'm trying to use this web service in a user control but get missing assembly reference error. I've copied the webservice dll in GAC ...
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Best practice for developing a WebService in SharePoint?

I've followed the following steps to build a WebService in SharePoint: Created a new project using WSPBuilder. Added a 'WebService' (Add a new web service to the layouts folder) Do a WSBBuilder "...
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How to update multiple ListItems with a “Where Clause” using SPServices?

I've searched the jQuery SPServices code examples and MSDN references for an simple example how to update several ListItems using a Where-Clause. Code for updating a single ListItem with ID = 500, ...
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Report generation tool for WSS/foundation

Rather then building our own tool from the ground up I am looking for a report generation tool for SharePoint, preferably WSS/Foundation. I would like some kind of tool that will generate a Word ...
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Forms Web Service: GetFormCollection Results Not Useful

I'm trying to use the Forms Web Service, and specifically the GetFormCollection operation to get the currently set forms for SharePoint lists. Sadly, GetFormCollection seems to just kick back the ...
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How to add the /_vti_bin/Admin.asmx webservice as a service reference in Visual Studio 2008

I'm trying to use the Admin webservice of SharePoint 2007 within a console application. So I add a new service reference to my project pointing to http://<central administration>/_vti_bin/Admin....
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SharePoint webservice vs. custom webservice

I'm wondering what experienced SharePoint developer would advise me to use if I want to access SharePoint data remote, the SharePoint built in webservices or a custom webservice. What are the pros ...

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