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Hello,

I had created a tracking program that submitted data to a 2003 SharePoint List, he company has since recently upgraded to SharePoint 2007, of course the submit function of the program to the SharePoint list no longer functions.  Is it not as simple as changing the URL and the GUID or do I have to delete the reference and resources and start all over?  If thats the case, is anyone aware of a non application way of getting both the View GUID and the List GUID off of a list in SharePoint 2007?
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Question by:Andrew Bass
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U need to give code for us to accurately tell you what's required.

If your app is sending/inserting then you don't need a view GUID... in fact you don't need any guid's. Get a reference to the SPWeb > SPList > SPListItem > Add().
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by:Andrew Bass
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Hey thanks let me check if that works for me then ill attach the code :)
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Hey Raybies,
One thing I am concerned with is the open connection, I was using the ViewGUID to close the connection to SharePoint, there are strict guidelines in building apps that require the GUID to be used rather then the way you had defined above.  Is there anything else you can think of?

Below is the code, it is set currently with a service reference to the list.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Collections;
using System.Xml;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.Net;
 
namespace Trigger_Tracker
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {//form move on click and drag
        bool FormMoving;
        Point initialPoint;
        TriggerTrackerPictureBox frmPicture;
 
        public Form1()
        {//form move on click and drag
            InitializeComponent();
            comboBox1.SelectedIndex = 0;
            FormMoving = false;
 
            frmPicture = new TriggerTrackerPictureBox();
            frmPicture.localForm = this;
            frmPicture.Owner = this;
            frmPicture.Show();
            frmPicture.Width = 68;
            frmPicture.Height = 65;
            SetPositionOfPictureForm();
        }
 
        private void SetPositionOfPictureForm()
        {
            frmPicture.Top = this.Top + 26;
            frmPicture.Left = this.Left + 87;
        }
 
        private void TriggerTrackerLoad(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
        private void PolicyNumberLabel(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
        private void TrackerButton(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string listGUID = "A93E1A7E-67D0-4D7D-A4ED-803D7DFE684B";
            string viewGUID = "6B2F3EF2-4B0C-41E1-B87E-0C3185B587DD";
            //string viewGUID2 = "6B2F3EF2-4B0C-41E1-B87E-0C3185B587DD";
 
            int ItemCounter = 1;
            ServiceList.Lists listService = new ServiceList.Lists();
           // RetentionLists.ListsSoapClient listService = new RetentionLists.ListsSoapClient();
 
            //////
           listService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
           //listService.ChannelFactory.Credentials.Windows.ClientCredential   = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
 
            XmlNode activeItemData = listService.GetListItems(listGUID, viewGUID, null, null, "100", null);
            XmlDocument xDoc = new XmlDocument();
            string tmpString = activeItemData.InnerXml.Replace("\r\r", "");
            xDoc.LoadXml(tmpString);
            XmlNamespaceManager nsManager = new XmlNamespaceManager(xDoc.NameTable);
            nsManager.AddNamespace("z", "#RowsetSchema");
            nsManager.AddNamespace("rs", "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:rowset");
 
            XmlNodeList xNode = xDoc.SelectNodes("/rs:data/z:row", nsManager);
 
            foreach (XmlNode tmpNode in xNode)
                ItemCounter++;
 
            StringBuilder strBuilder = new StringBuilder();
            strBuilder.Append("<Method ID='" + ItemCounter + "' Cmd='New'>");
            strBuilder.Append("<Field Name='Attachments'>" + "0" + "</Field>");
            strBuilder.Append("<Field Name='Title'>" + PolicyNumber.Text + "</Field>");
            strBuilder.Append("<Field Name='Reason'>" + comboBox1.Text + "</Field>");
            strBuilder.Append("</Method>");
 
            string strBatch = strBuilder.ToString();
 
            XmlDocument newDoc = new XmlDocument();
            XmlElement newElement = newDoc.CreateElement("Batch");
            newElement.SetAttribute("OnError", "Continue");
            newElement.SetAttribute("ViewName", viewGUID);
            newElement.InnerXml = strBatch;
            
            XmlNode returnNode = listService.UpdateListItems(listGUID, newElement);
 
            this.comboBox1.Text = "Please Select....";
            this.PolicyNumber.Text = "";
            this.PolicyNumber.Mask = "0000000000";
 
            comboBox1.Focus();
        }
 
        private void PolicyNumberTextBox(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
 
        private void textBox1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
        {
            
        }
 
        private void comboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {           
            
        }
 
        private void maskedTextBox1_MaskInputRejected(object sender, MaskInputRejectedEventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
 
        public void Form1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            FormMoving = false;
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            if (FormMoving)
            {
                if ((Left + e.X - initialPoint.X) <= 0)
                    Left = 0;
                else if ((Right + e.X - initialPoint.X) >= Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Right)
                    Left = Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Right - Width;
                else
                    Left = Left + e.X - initialPoint.X;
                if ((Top + e.Y - initialPoint.Y) <= 0)
                    Top = 0;
                else if ((Bottom + e.Y - initialPoint.Y) >= Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Bottom)
                    Top = Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Bottom - Height;
                else
                    Top = Top + e.Y - initialPoint.Y;
            }
            SetPositionOfPictureForm();
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            FormMoving = true;
            initialPoint = new Point(e.X, e.Y);
        }
 
        public void pictureBox1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {//form move on click and drag
            FormMoving = true;
            initialPoint = new Point(e.X, e.Y);
        }
 
        private void pictureBox1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
        }
 
        private void pictureBox1_MouseHover(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
        }
 
        public void label1_MouseHover(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            FormMoving = false;
        }
 
        public void label1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
            FormMoving = false;
        }
 
        private void label1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
        private void label1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseHover(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Opacity = 1;
        }
 
        public void Form1_MouseLeave(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if(!PolicyNumber.Focused)
                this.Opacity = .25;
        }
 
        public void pictureBox1_MouseLeave(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Opacity = 1;
        }
 
        public void pictureBox1_MouseHover_1(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            this.Opacity = 1;
        }
 
        public void Form1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            comboBox1.Focus();
        }
    }
}

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OK, you're using the List web service.

In 2007 you can't do this while not on the actual server if you have "Web Page Security Validation" enabled... you need to SPWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;.


To get the View/List Guid you can use the HTML/Javascript page: http://www.users.on.net/~ray1/fireWS.zip (http://blog.ray1.net/2008/03/ajax-web-service-and-sharepoint.html)

Use the List web service > Operation: GetListAndView > Enter your list name and you're done.
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THanks!
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