24 March 2009

SharePoint Tool : U2U CAML Query Builder

CAML stands for Collaborative Application Markup Language. It is an XML based query language that is used to retrieve information from a SharePoint site. Writing CAML queries can be a real task. Searching the net for any documentation returns bits and pieces of information.
CAML Query Builder tool saves the headache associated with writing CAML queries (especially if one is new to it).

The downloadable links are available here.

CAML Query Builder Tool for 2007

CAML Query Builder Tool for 2003

Note: The XML generated by the tool is wrapped in <Query></Query> tag. Some of the objects in SharePoint that take CAML query as input require that the <Query></Query> tag be omitted. Since it doesn’t return an error, it can be difficult to debug sometimes.

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