Consuming SharePoint web services with a Java client

Using CAML for CRUD methods on SharePoint Copy and Lists services

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Learn more about this topic

  • Download the source code for this Java tip.
  • Visit the Java tips page for more useful tips from working Java programmers.
  • Programming with CAML (SharePoint Dev Center): Get more tutorials in customizing SharePoint sites and services with CAML.
  • Learn more about Microsoft's Copy and Lists web services for SharePoint.
  • "Reading a SharePoint list with Java" (David's IT blog, February 2010): Get another tutorial on using external business data with SharePoint and a Java client.
  • Several forum questions helped to inform this Java tip, including these about Java GetList Items (SharePoint Dev Center) and uploading to SharePoint (
  • Another thread summarizes the experience of getting JCIFS to play with AXIS (May 2009), while a thread on the SharePoint Stack Exchange offers tips for resolving it (July 2011).
  • If your SharePoint site is using HTTPS you will need to ensure that the cacerts file is updated with the site's trusted certificate.

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