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FindItem

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  Exchange 2013 | Exchange Online | Exchange Server 2007 | Exchange Server 2010 | Office 365 

The FindItem element defines a request to find items in a mailbox.


<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <IndexedPageItemView/>
   <GroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <FractionalPageItemView/>
   <GroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <CalendarView/>
   <GroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <ContactsView/>
   <GroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <IndexedPageItemView/>
   <DistinguishedGroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <FractionalPageItemView/>r
   <DistinguishedGroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <CalendarView/>
   <DistinguishedGroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

<FindItem Traversal="">
   <ItemShape/>
   <ContactsView/>
   <DistinguishedGroupBy/>
   <Restriction/>
   <SortOrder/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
   <QueryString/>
</FindItem>

FindItemType

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

Traversal

Defines whether the search finds items in folders or the folders' dumpsters. This attribute is required.

Traversal Attribute Values

Value

Description

Shallow

Returns only the identities of items in the folder.

SoftDeleted

Returns only the identities of items that are in a folder's dumpster. Note that a soft-deleted traversal combined with a search restriction will result in zero items returned even if there are items that match the search criteria.

Associated

Returns only the identities of associated items in the folder.

Child elements

Element

Description

ItemShape

Identifies the item properties and content to include in a FindItem operation response.

IndexedPageItemView

Describes how paged item information is returned for a FindItem request. This element is optional.

FractionalPageItemView

Describes where the paged view starts and the maximum number of items returned in a FindItem request. The paged view offset from the beginning of the set of found items is described by a fraction. This element is optional.

CalendarView

Provides time span limits to define a search for calendar items. This element is optional.

ContactsView

Defines a search for contact items based on alphabetical display names. This element is optional.

GroupBy

Specifies arbitrary groupings for FindItem queries. This element is optional.

DistinguishedGroupBy

Provides standard groupings for FindItem queries. This element is optional.

Restriction

Defines the restriction or query that is used to filter items or folders in FindItem/FindFolder and search folder operations. This element is optional.

SortOrder

Defines how items are sorted in a FindItem request. This element is optional.

ParentFolderIds

Identifies folders to search for the FindItem and FindFolder operations.

QueryString (QueryStringType)

Contains a mailbox query string based on Advanced Query Syntax (AQS).

Parent elements

None.

Only one of the IndexedPageItemView, FractionalPageItemView, CalendarView, or ContactsView elements can be included in a FindItem request. Only one of the GroupBy or DistinguishedGroupBy elements can be included in a FindItem request.

The schema that describes this element is located in the IIS virtual directory that hosts Exchange Web Services.

Namespace

http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages

Schema Name

Messages schema

Validation File

Messages.xsd

Can be Empty

False

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