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SPWeb.ProcessBatchData Method

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Processes the specified batch string of commands for sending multiple requests to the server per transaction.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public string ProcessBatchData(
	string strBatchData
)

Parameters

strBatchData
Type: System.String
A Collaborative Application Markup Language (CAML) string that contains the batch string of commands, which consists of a Batch element and any number of subordinate Method elements that each specify a Windows SharePoint Services remote procedure call (RPC) method.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the results.

The following code example uses the ProcessBatchData method to add two items to the Announcements list of a specified site in the current site collection.

using (SPWeb oWebsite = SPContext.Current.Site.OpenWeb("Website_URL"))
{
    SPList oList = oWebsite.Lists["Announcements"];
    System.Guid guid = oList.ID;
    string strGuid = guid.ToString();

    string strPost = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>" +
        "<ows:Batch OnError=\"Return\">" +
            "<Method ID=\"A1\"><SetList>" + strGuid + "</SetList>" +
                "<SetVar Name=\"ID\">New</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=\"Cmd\">Save</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=" +
                    "\"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Title\">" +
                    "New Manager</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=" +
                    "\"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Body\">" +
                    "Congratulations to Mary for her promotion!</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=" +
                    "\"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Expires\">" +
                    "2003-09-14T00:00:00Z</SetVar>" + 
            "</Method>" +
            "<Method ID=\"A2\">" +
                "<SetList>" + strGuid + "</SetList>" +
                "<SetVar Name=\"ID\">New</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=\"Cmd\">Save</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=" +
                    "\"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Title\">" +
                    "New Technical Consultant</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=" +
                    "\"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Body\">" +
                    "Welcome to the team, John!</SetVar>" +
                "<SetVar Name=" +
                    "\"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Expires\">" +
                    "2007-10-15T00:00:00Z</SetVar>" + 
            "</Method>" +
        "</ows:Batch>";

    string strProcessBatch = oWebsite.ProcessBatchData(strPost);
}
NoteNote

Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects.

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