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Set hold to documents based on Metadata value in SharePoint 2010

By Vijai Anand on May 26, 2011
In this article we will be seeing how to set hold to documents based on Metadata values in SharePoint 2010.
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In this article we will be seeing how to set hold to documents based on Metadata values in SharePoint 2010.

In "Shared Documents" I have created metadata column "Metadata Col". Based on the metadata value documents will be set to hold.

Shared Documents has the following documents and documents having the "Metadata Col" value as "Friday" will be set to hold.

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Steps Involved:

  • Open Visual Studio 2010.
  • Go to File => New => Project.
  • Select "Console Application" template from the installed templates.
  • Add the following references.

    • Microsoft.SharePoint.dll
    • Microsoft.Office.Policy.dll
     
  • Add the following namespaces.

    • using Microsoft.SharePoint;
    • using Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Holds;
     
  • Replace Program.cs with the following code.

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using Microsoft.SharePoint;
    using Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Holds; 

    namespace Holds
    {
        class Program
        {

           static void Main(string[] args)
            {
                using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://serverName:22222/sites/TestSite/"))
                {
                    using (SPWeb web = site.RootWeb)
                    {
                        SPList list = web.Lists["Shared Documents"];
                        SPListItemCollection itemColl = list.Items;
                        foreach (SPListItem item in itemColl)
                        {
                            string value = item["Metadata Col"].ToString();
                            string[] metadataValues = value.Split('|');
                            if (metadataValues[0] == "Friday")
                            {
                                SPList listHolds = web.Lists["Holds"];
                                SPListItem itemHold = listHolds.Items[0];
                                Hold.SetHold(item, itemHold, "Hold added");
                            }
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

     

Vijai Anand

Vijai Anand has been working in IT industry for over 5 years. He holds Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Vijai write articles and blogs related to SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, Silv... Read more

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