Retrieve Discussion Lists Topics and Its Replies with Its Author value using CSOM
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Retrieve Discussion Lists Topics and Its Replies with Its Author value using CSOM

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In this blog, we are going to retrieve all topics including replies and their authors values of a discussion list .

Below image shows a discussion list having  topic and its replies from different authors . In our blog we will see how to retrieve it using CSOM programmatically.

using System;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
using System.Security;

namespace DiscussionList
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            ClientContext ctx = new 
   ClientContext("https://portal.sharepoint.com/sites/testsite");
            string password = "Password";
            SecureString secureString = new SecureString();


            foreach (char c in password.ToCharArray())
            {
              secureString.AppendChar(c);
            }
            ctx.Credentials = new 
       SharePointOnlineCredentials("user@domain.onmicrosoft.com", secureString);

           List list = ctx.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("Discussion List");
           ctx.Load(list);
           ctx.ExecuteQuery();

           ListItem topic = null;

           ListItem discussionReply = null;
           CamlQuery query = CamlQuery.CreateAllFoldersQuery();
           ListItemCollection topics = list.GetItems(query);
           ctx.Load(topics);
           ctx.ExecuteQuery();

        if (topics != null && topics.Count > 0)
        {
            for (int iItemCount = 0; iItemCount < topics.Count; iItemCount++)
            {
                topic = topics[iItemCount];
                query = CamlQuery.CreateAllItemsQuery(100, "Title", "ID", "Body", "Author", "MyAuthor", "MyEditor", "Modified", "Created");  // add the properties that you want to retrieve

                query.FolderServerRelativeUrl = topic["FileRef"].ToString();

                ListItemCollection repliesColl = list.GetItems(query);
                ctx.Load(repliesColl);
                ctx.ExecuteQuery();

                if (repliesColl == null)
                    repliesColl = GetAllRepliesFromSpecificTopic(topic.Id.ToString(), list, ctx);

                Console.WriteLine("Topic Content : " + topic["Body"] + "\n");


                if (repliesColl != null && repliesColl.Count > 0)
                {
                    for (int iReplyCount = 0; iReplyCount < repliesColl.Count; iReplyCount++)
                    {
                        discussionReply = repliesColl[iReplyCount];

                        Console.WriteLine("Reply Content : " + discussionReply["Body"] +"\n");

                        FieldUserValue objUser = null;
                        objUser = (FieldUserValue)discussionReply["Author"];

                        Console.WriteLine("Reply Author : " + objUser.LookupValue+ "\n");
                    }
                }
            }
        }

        Console.ReadKey();
    }

    private static ListItemCollection GetAllRepliesFromSpecificTopic(string id, List lst, ClientContext ctx)
    {
        CamlQuery camlQuery = null;
        ListItemCollection replies = null;

        try
        {
            camlQuery = new CamlQuery();
            camlQuery.ViewXml = "<View Scope=\"Recursive\"> " +
                                               "<Query>" +
                                               "<Where>" +
                                                           "<Eq>" +
                                                               "<FieldRef Name=\"ParentFolderId\" />" +
                                                               "<Value Type=\"Integer\">" + id + "</Value>" +
                                                            "<Eq>" +
                                               "</Where>" +
                                               "</Query>" +
                                        "</View>";

            replies = lst.GetItems(camlQuery);
            ctx.Load(replies);
            ctx.ExecuteQuery();
        }
            catch (Exception ex) { }

            return replies;
        }
    }
}

Result- Displays “topic” and the content from replies and names of its authors in console window.

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