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Delete File Version By Version Label in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Delete File Version By Version Label in SharePoint
  • Please follow the steps below to execute the code in Visual Studio using Console Application. You can customize the solution according to your requirements.
  • Check the article to Connect to SharePoint context using CSOM. This is very helpful if you are doing any programming in CSOM.
  • Don't forget to use the assemblies as mentioned in the code.

How to run CSOM code in SharePoint?

  • Open your Visual Studio.
  • From the template, select Console Application as shown in the screenshot
  • Select the .Net Framework version from the top drop-down as well. You can also change the .Net Framework after creating the solution.
  • Enter Project Name, Location and Solution Name and click on OK.
  • create console application using Visual Studio
  • Now your program.cs file will open. Copy the code in main function.
  • Once you are done with your code, just hit F5 or Run the application.

  • 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("Documents");
  • // Option 1: Get Item by ID
  • ListItem oItem = targetList.GetItemById(13);
  • // Option 2: Get Item using CAML Query
  • CamlQuery oQuery = new CamlQuery();
  • oQuery.ViewXml = @"<View><Query><Where>
  • <Eq>
  • <FieldRef Name='LinkFilename' />
  • <Value Type='Text'>document.docx</Value>
  • </Eq>
  • </Where></Query></View>";
  • ListItemCollection oItems = targetList.GetItems(oQuery);
  • clientcontext.Load(oItems);
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  • oItem = oItems.FirstOrDefault();
  • // Option 2: Ends Here(Above line)
  • // Delete File version using version label
  • // NOTE: Version Label is nothing but the version number you see in the Version History
  • oItem.File.Versions.DeleteByLabel("2.1");
  • clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
  • }

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

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