Check List Column Existence in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Check List Column Existence in SharePoint

  • using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
  • using System.Linq;
  •  
  • using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
  • {
  • // clientcontext.Web.Lists.GetById - This option also can be used to get the list using List GUID
  • // This value is NOT List internal name
  • List targetList = clientcontext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("List Name");
  •  
  • FieldCollection fieldCollection = targetList.Fields;
  •  
  • // Load field from list using internal name or display name
  • clientcontext.Load(fieldCollection, fields => fields.Include(fieldObject => fieldObject.Title).Where(fieldObject => (fieldObject.Title == "Column Name") || (fieldObject.InternalName == "Column Internal Name")));
  •  
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  •  
  • if (fieldCollection.Count != 0)
  • {
  • Console.WriteLine("Column exists");
  • }
  • else
  • {
  • Console.WriteLine("Column does not exist");
  • }
  • }

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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