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Set Document Id in SharePoint using CSOM

The example in this topic show how to use CSOM to Set Document Id 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;
  • // Pre-requisite for this method: Feature "Document ID Service" should be activated
  • // you can specify a set of 4-12 characters that will be used at the beginning of all IDs assigned for documents in this Site Collection.
  • // Below two timer Jobs are used for Document ID feature
  • // (1) Document ID enable/disable job - This is used to Enable or Disable Document ID Feature
  • // (2) Document ID assignment job - This is used to assign Document ID to the existing Documents in the site collection
  • using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
  • {
  • Web web = clientContext.Web;
  • clientContext.Load(web.AllProperties);
  • clientContext.ExecuteQuery();
  • // Code to set Document ID of a Site Collection
  • // Set below key in Site Property bag
  • web.AllProperties["docid_msft_hier_siteprefix"] = "qqqA102345";
  • web.Update();
  • clientContext.ExecuteQuery();
  • }

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

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