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How to create Document Set using CSOM in SharePoint 2013

Posted by Vijai Anand Blogs | SharePoint 2013 Jun 28, 2013
In this blog you will see how to create Document Set using CSOM in SharePoint 2013
A Document Set is a group of related documents that can be created in one step and then managed as a single entity. Please refer http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/sharepoint-server-help/introduction-to-document-sets-HA101782466.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA101782461 to understand more about Document Set. Here you will see how to create Document Set using CSOM in SharePoint 2013

Namespaces:
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.DocumentSet;
Assemblies:
Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll;
Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.RunTime.dll;
Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.DocumentManagement.dll;
Code Snippet:


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.DocumentSet;

namespace CSOMSamples
{
class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
//// String Variable to store the siteURL
string siteURL = "http://c4968397007/";

//// String Variable to store the document set name
string dsName = "Vijai Documents";

//// Get the context for the SharePoint Site to access the data
ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteURL);

//// Get the document library in which the document set has to be created
List list = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("Documents");

//// Get the parent folder where the document set has to be created
Folder parentFolder = list.RootFolder;

//// Get the "Document Set" content type by id (Document Set content type Id : 0x0120D520) for the document library
ContentType ct = clientContext.Web.ContentTypes.GetById("0x0120D520");
clientContext.Load(ct);
clientContext.ExecuteQuery();

//// Create a new document set
//// A new document set will be created in "Documents" library as "Vijai Documents" under which you can add the documents
DocumentSet.Create(clientContext, parentFolder, dsName, ct.Id);
clientContext.ExecuteQuery();
}
}
}


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