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Saturday, January 21, 2012

ContentIterator - Iterate SPListeItem

If you have large set of content in the list and while accessing it using the CAML query, you might get the SPQueryThrottleException error or throttling limitation issue . To avoid such kind of situation, ContentIterator class can be used. This class implement a callback patter to divide the query, to process a single item at a time.

protected void TestIterator(object sender, EventArgs args)
  TotalItems = 0;     TotalExceptions = 0;     

  ContentIterator objContentIterator = new ContentIterator();
    SPQuery objSPQuery = new SPQuery();
   objSPQuery.Query = objString;
SPList objList = SPContext.Current.Web.Lists["Employees"];
  iterator.ProcessListItems(objList,objSPQuery,         ProcessItem,         ProcessError     ); }  

public    bool ProcessError(SPListItem item, Exception e)  {      // process the error      
return true; }

public void ProcessItem(SPListItem item) {      
//process the item. }

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