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  Date: Feb 20    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 1442

Does anyone have a good tool recommendation for this? I just want to see
every field of every item, and of course the browser UI tends to obscure a
lot of the data that users don't want to see.

Google hasn't given me anything helpful; I probably just don't have the
right terms.




6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Feb 20    

If you want to deal with XML, you can use the REST api stuff to get the
data. Just hit your site with a URL like so:

(Note - capitalization of the list name matters.)

Answer #2    Answered On: Feb 20    

Thank you for the response. This would give me exactly what I need
(assumedly more than I would get from owssvr.dll); however I keep getting
stopped with a rather inscrutable error, namely "An error occurred while
processing this request."

I know the list name is right; I double-checked the casing, and when I
change one letter, I get a more useful error ('Resource not found for the
segment "MyListWithTheWrongCase"').

Even weirder, this doesn't happen when I specify a regular custom list
with folders; I only get the error when trying to retrieve a discussion

Answer #3    Answered On: Feb 20    

Did u try Share Point Manager 2010? Try the Grid View of a Custom List in
that. It will show u the columns.

Answer #4    Answered On: Feb 20    

I was not aware of this tool; thanks for the link.

Answer #5    Answered On: Feb 20    

Use SharePoint Designer

-> Lists and libraries -> Specific list -> Any view

Have a look at Data source pane

- initially it will not show the field/column details

In the ribbon

- click on Editing - Advanced mode

- you then see every field

- including those hidden / used internally by SharePoint system

Answer #6    Answered On: Feb 20    

thanks for the tip. I seem to be stuck at the last part, though;
there does not appear to be an "Advanced Mode" option under the Edit
section of the ribbon when I'm looking a list view form in SPD (though from
what I know of Designer, I'm already in Advanced Mode). Also, everything
in the datasource pane is grayed out; am I missing something? It didn't
seem so tough in 2007

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