SharePoint List Data as XML

Credit:   Saji Viswambharan

Getting data as XML from a SharePoint List or Library is very helpful when we need to use the data in a custom application (developed using a programming language like C#) or in InfoPath forms. The data from a SharePoint list can be retrieved in XML format by using the following URL:

<your site URL>/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=Display&List={<list GUID>}&XMLDATA=TRUE

You can mention different parameters like “Query”, “FilterField” etc. for specifying columns to be retrieved and for filtering the quantity of data being retrieved. An example for these parameter options is below:

<your site URL>/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=Display&List={<list GUID>}&&XMLDATA=TRUE&Query=<column name>&FilterField1=<column name>&FilterValue1=<value>

The FilterFiled and FilterValue in pairs like FilterField1=<>&FilterValue1=<> and FilterField2=<>&FilterValue2=<> and such.

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