SPFile.SendToOfficialFile method (String, String)

Sends the file to a records repository and specifies the name of a record routing type.

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

public OfficialFileResult SendToOfficialFile(
	string recordSeries,
	out string additionalInformation


Type: System.String

System.String value that contains the name of a record routing type.

Type: System.String

When this method returns, contains a System.String that provides detailed information returned by the Records Center Web service in response to this request. This parameter is passed uninitialized. For more information, see Records Center Web Service Methods.

Return value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.OfficialFileResult
An OfficialFileResult enumeration value.

This method submits a file for archiving in a Records Center. For more information, see Records Center Overview.

If a Records Center Web service is configured for the current Web application, users can right-click a document in a library and choose Send to Records center from the edit control block menu. You can use the SendToOfficialFile method to automate the same operation, perhaps in an event handler or as part of a workflow.

If the Web service returns OfficialFileResult.MoreInformation, detailed information is output to the variable named in the argument to the additionalInformation parameter.

This example shows how to send a file to the official records repository.

public void ArchiveFile(SPFile file)
    String recordSeries = file.Item.ContentType.Name;
    String additionalInformation = null;
    OfficialFileResult returnValue;

    // WSS needs the file to be checked in to know which version to send.
    if (file.Level == SPFileLevel.Checkout)
        file.CheckIn(String.Empty, SPCheckinType.MinorCheckIn);
    returnValue = file.SendToOfficialFile(recordSeries, out additionalInformation);

    // Custom code for handling the response from the service.
    switch (returnValue)
        case OfficialFileResult.MoreInformation:
            // Notify user.
        case OfficialFileResult.Success:
            //Notify user.
            // Handle error.