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GetFolder Operation

The GetFolder operation gets folders from the Exchange store.

Description

The following example of a GetFolder request shows how to obtain a folder identifier, display name, the count of items in that folder, the count of child folders, and the number of unread items in the folder.

Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
   xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types">

  <soap:Body>
    <GetFolder xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages"
               xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types">
      <FolderShape>
        <t:BaseShape>Default</t:BaseShape>
      </FolderShape>
      <FolderIds>
        <t:DistinguishedFolderId Id="inbox"/>
      </FolderIds>
    </GetFolder>
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

Request Elements

This GetFolder request includes the following elements:

See the schema for additional elements that you can use to form a GetFolder request.

Note Note

The schema that describes this element is located in the EWS virtual directory of the computer that is running MicrosoftExchange Server 2007 that has the Client Access server role installed.

Description

The following Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) body example shows a successful response to the GetFolder request.

Note Note

The folder ID and the change key have been shortened to preserve readability.

Code

<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" 
               xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
               xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <soap:Header>
    <t:ServerVersionInfo MajorVersion="8" MinorVersion="0" MajorBuildNumber="628" MinorBuildNumber="0" 
                         xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types" />
  </soap:Header>
  <soap:Body>
    <GetFolderResponse xmlns:m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages" 
                       xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types" 
                       xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages">
      <m:ResponseMessages>
        <m:GetFolderResponseMessage ResponseClass="Success">
          <m:ResponseCode>NoError</m:ResponseCode>
          <m:Folders>
            <t:Folder>
              <t:FolderId Id="AQApA=" ChangeKey="AQAAAB" />
              <t:DisplayName>Inbox</t:DisplayName>
              <t:TotalCount>2</t:TotalCount>
              <t:ChildFolderCount>0</t:ChildFolderCount>
              <t:UnreadCount>2</t:UnreadCount>
            </t:Folder>
          </m:Folders>
        </m:GetFolderResponseMessage>
      </m:ResponseMessages>
    </GetFolderResponse>
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

Response Elements

Description

The following SOAP body example shows an error response that is caused by an incorrect FolderId in the request.

Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" 
               xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
               xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <soap:Header>
    <t:ServerVersionInfo MajorVersion="8" MinorVersion="0" MajorBuildNumber="628" MinorBuildNumber="0" 
                         xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types" />
  </soap:Header>
  <soap:Body>
    <GetFolderResponse xmlns:m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages" 
                       xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types" 
                       xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages">
      <m:ResponseMessages>
        <m:GetFolderResponseMessage ResponseClass="Error">
          <m:MessageText>Id is malformed.</m:MessageText>
          <m:ResponseCode>ErrorInvalidIdMalformed</m:ResponseCode>
          <m:DescriptiveLinkKey>0</m:DescriptiveLinkKey>
          <m:Folders />
        </m:GetFolderResponseMessage>
      </m:ResponseMessages>
    </GetFolderResponse>
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

Response Elements

The GetFolder error response includes the following elements:

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