SPSiteDataQuery.Query property

Gets or sets the inner XML that defines the query.

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

Public Property Query As String
Dim instance As SPSiteDataQuery
Dim value As String

value = instance.Query

instance.Query = value

Property value

Type: System.String
A string that contains a fragment in Collaborative Application Markup Language that defines the query.

The value of this property corresponds to the inner XML of the Query element in CAML, excluding the opening and closing <Query></Query> tags.

The Where element of the query string specifies the filter that determines which items are returned in the result set. The syntax is the same as the syntax used for the Query property of an SPQuery object.

The OrderBy element of the query string specifies the sort order of the items returned in the result set. The syntax is the same as the syntax used for the Query property of an SPQuery object, but in addition also supports the ListProperty and ProjectProperty subelements. For a description of these subelements, see the ViewFields property.

Items that do not contain a field that is referred to in Where or OrderBy elements of the query string are not included in the result set.

The following markup shows an example query string that has been formatted to make it easier to read.

    <FieldRef Name="AssignedTo"/>
    <Value Type="Integer">
  <FieldRef Name="Priority"/>
  <ProjectProperty Name="Title" />
  <ListProperty Name="Title" />

The following example is a console application that queries all Tasks lists in a site collection. The query string selects tasks that are assigned to the current user, ordered by date due. After the results are returned, the application prints a report to the console.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports Microsoft.SharePoint

Module ConsoleApp
   Sub Main()
      Using site As SPSite = New SPSite("http://localhost")
         Using web As SPWeb = site.OpenWeb()

            Dim query As SPSiteDataQuery = New SPSiteDataQuery()

            ' Get IDs for all fields used in the query.
            Dim assignedToId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.AssignedTo.ToString("B")
            Dim taskDueDateId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.TaskDueDate.ToString("B")
            Dim titleId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.Title.ToString("B")
            Dim taskStatusId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.TaskStatus.ToString("B")
            Dim percentCompleteId As String = SPBuiltInFieldId.PercentComplete.ToString("B")

            ' Define the data selection.
            Dim where As String = "<Where><Eq>"
            where += "<FieldRef ID='" + assignedToId + "' />"
            where += "<Value Type='Integer'><UserID/></Value>"
            where += "</Eq></Where>"

            ' Define the sort order.
            Dim orderBy As String = "<OrderBy>"
            orderBy += "<FieldRef ID='" + taskDueDateId + "' />"
            orderBy += "</OrderBy>"

            ' Set the query string.
            query.Query = where + orderBy

            ' Query task lists.
            query.Lists = "<Lists ServerTemplate='107'/>"

            ' Specify the view fields.
            query.ViewFields = "<FieldRef ID='" + titleId + "' />"
            query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef ID='" + taskDueDateId + "' Nullable='TRUE' />"
            query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef ID='" + taskStatusId + "' Nullable='TRUE' />"
            query.ViewFields += "<FieldRef ID='" + percentCompleteId + "' Nullable='TRUE' />"

            ' Query all Web sites in this site collection.
            query.Webs = "<Webs Scope='SiteCollection'>"

            ' Run the query.
            Dim results As DataTable = web.GetSiteData(query)

            ' Print the results.
            Console.WriteLine("{0, -10} {1, -30} {2, -30} {3}", "Date Due", "Task", "Status", "% Complete")
            Dim row As DataRow
            For Each row In results.Rows
               ' Extract column values from the data table.
               Dim dueDate As String = CType(row(taskDueDateId), String)
               Dim task As String = CType(row(titleId), String)
               Dim status As String = CType(row(taskStatusId), String)
               Dim percentComplete As String = CType(row(percentCompleteId), String)

               ' Convert the due date to a short date.
               Dim dt As DateTime
               Dim hasDate As Boolean = DateTime.TryParse(dueDate, dt)
               If hasDate Then
                  dueDate = dt.ToShortDateString()
                  dueDate = String.Empty
               End If

               ' Convert the PercentComplete field value to a percentage.
               Dim pct As Decimal
               Dim hasValue As Boolean = Decimal.TryParse(percentComplete, pct)
               If hasValue Then
                  percentComplete = pct.ToString("P0")
                  percentComplete = "0 %"
               End If

               ' Print a line.
               Console.WriteLine("{0, -10} {1, -30} {2, -30} {3, 10}", dueDate, task, status, percentComplete)

         End Using
      End Using
   End Sub
End Module