Saturday, May 25, 2013

Out of the Box Web Services in SharePoint

There are a number of web services implemented OOTB (out of the box) in SharePoint that will address most of the common and basic tasks, from administrative tasks to search and working with list data, and much more. Below is a listing of the SharePoint web services with an overview of the functionality exposed for your reference. A simple expanded list like this helps me in working with the web services giving me a quick view of the overall services and methods available.

Service
Administration
(_vti_adm/Admin.asmx)
Administrative methods for creating deleting sites and retrieving languages used in the deployment
  • CreateSite
  • DeleteSite
  • GetLanguage
  • RefreshConfigCache
Alerts (Alerts.asmx)
Methods for working with SharePoint list item alerts
  • DeleteAlerts
  • GetAlerts
Authentication (Authentication.asmx)
Client proxy that provides user authentication for sites that use forms-based authentication
  • Login (Used to authenticate)
  • Mode (Returns the authentication mode of the current site)
Copy (Copy.asmx)
Methods to copy files between or within sites
  • CopyIntoItems (Copy document as byte array to location on server)
  • CopyIntoItemsLocal (Copy document from one location on the same server to another)
  • GetItem (Creates a byte array of a document that can be passed to theCopyIntoItems method)
Document Workspace (Dws.asmx)
Methods for managing Document Workspace sites and data
  • CanCreateDwsUrl
  • CreateDws
  • CreateFolder
  • FindDwsDoc
  • GetDwsData
  • GetDwsMetaData
  • RemoveDwsUser
  • RenameDws
  • UpdateDwsData
Forms (Forms.asmx)
Methods for returning forms that are used in the user interface when working with the contents of a list
  • GetForm
  • GetFormCollection
Imaging (Imaging.asmx)
Methods to create and manager picture libraries
  • CheckSubwebAndList
  • CreateNewFolder
  • Delete
  • Download
  • Edit
  • GetItemsByIds
  • GetItemsXMLData
  • GetListItems
  • ListPictureLibrary
  • Rename
  • Upload
List Data Retrieval (DspSts.asmx)
Perform queries against sites and list in SharePoint
  • Query (Performs queries against SharePoint lists and sites)
Lists (Lists.asmx)
Methods for working with Lists and List Data
  • AddAttachment
  • AddDiscussionBoardItem
  • AddList
  • AddListFromFeature
  • ApplyContentTypeToList
  • DeleteAttachment
  • DeleteContentType
  • DeleteContentTypeXmlDocument
  • DeleteList
  • GetAttachmentCollection
  • GetList
  • GetListAndView
  • GetListCollection
  • GetListContentType
  • GetListContentTypes
  • GetListItemChanges
  • GetListItemChangesSinceToken
  • GetListItems
  • GetVersionCollection
  • UndoCheckout
  • UpdateContentType
  • UpdateContentTypesXmlDocument
  • UpdateContentTypeXmlDocument
  • UpdateList
  • UpdateListItems
Meetings(Meetings.asmx)
Create and manage Meeting Workspace Sites
  • AddMeeting
  • AddMeetingFromICal
  • CreateWorkspace
  • DeleteWorkspace
  • GetMeetingInformation
  • GetMeetingWorkspaces
  • RemoveMeeting
  • RestoreMeeting
  • SetAttendeeResponse
  • SetWorkspaceTitle
  • UpdateMeeting
  • UpdateMeetingFromICal
People(People.asmx)
Resolve and find Principals
  • ResolvePrincipals
Permissions (Permissions.asmx)
Methods for working with permissions for a site or list
  • AddPermission
  • AddPermissionCollection
  • GetPermissionCollection
  • RemovePermission
  • RemovePermissionCollection
  • UpdatePermission
Directory Management(sharepointemailws.asmx)
Methods for managing Active Directory e-mail distribution groups and their memberships
  • ChangeContactsMembershipInDistributionGroup
  • ChangeUsersmembershipInDistributionGroup
  • CreateContact
  • CreateDistributionGroup
  • DeleteContact
  • DeleteDistributionGroup
  • GetJobStatus
  • ModifyContact
  • ModifyDistributionGroup
  • RenameDistributionGroup
Site Data (SiteData.asmx)
Methods that return metadata or list data from sites or lists
  • EnumerateFolder
  • GetAttachments
  • GetChanges
  • GetContent
  • GetList
  • GetListCollection
  • GetListItems
  • GetSite
  • GetSiteAndWeb
  • GetSiteUrl
  • GetURLSegments
  • GetWeb
Sites(Sites.asmx)
Methods for returning information about the collection or site template
  • ExportWeb
  • GetSiteTemplates
  • GetUpdatedFormDigest
  • ImportWeb
Search(spsearch.asmx)
Methods for searching via search services
  • Query
  • QueryEx
  • Registration
  • Status
Users & Groups(usergroup.asmx)
Methods for working with users role definitions and groups
  • AddGroup
  • AddGroupToRole
  • AddRole
  • AddRoleDef
  • AddUserCollectionToGroup
  • AddUserCollectionToRole
  • AddUserToGroup
  • AddUserToRole
  • GetAllUserCollectionFromWeb
  • GetGroupCollection
  • GetList
  • GetListAndView
  • GetListCollection
  • GetGroupCollectionFromRole
  • GetGroupCollectionFromSite
  • GetGroupCollectionFromUser
  • GetGroupCollectionFromWeb
  • GetGroupInfo
  • GetRoleCollection
  • GetRoleCollectionFromGroup
  • GetRoleCollectionFromUser
  • GetRoleCollectionFromWeb
  • GetRoleInfo
  • GetRolesAndPermissionsForCurrentUser
  • GetRolesAndPermissionsForSite
  • GetUserCollection
  • GetUserCollectionFromGroup
  • GetUserCollectionFromRole
  • GetUserCollectionFromSite
  • GetUserCollectionFromWeb
  • GetUserInfo
  • GetUserLoginFromEmail
  • RemoveGroup
  • RemoveGroupFromRole
  • RemoveRole
  • RemoveUserCollectionFromGroup
  • RemoveUserCollectionFromRole
  • RemoveUserCollectionFromSite
  • RemoveUserFromGroup
  • RemoveUserFromRole
  • RemoveUserFromSite
  • RemoveUserFromWeb
  • UpdateGroupInfo
  • UpdateRoleDefInfo
  • UpdateRoleInfo
  • UpdateUserInfo
Versions (Versions.asmx)
Methods for working with file versions
  • DeleteAllVersions
  • DeleteVersion
  • GetVersions
  • RestoreVersion
Views(Views.asmx)
Methods for working with list views
  • AddView
  • DeleteView
  • GetViewCollection
  • GetViewHtml
  • UpdateView
  • UpdateViewHtml
  • UpdateViewHtml2
Web Part Pages(WebPartPages.asmx)
Methods for working with Web Part Pages
  • AddWebPart
  • AddWebPartToZone
  • AssociateWorkflowMarkup
  • ConvertWebPartFormat
  • DeleteWebPart
  • ExecuteProxyUpdates
  • FetchLegalWorkflowActions
  • GetAssemblyMetaData
  • GetBindingResourceData
  • GetCustomControlList
  • GetDataFromDataSourceControl
  • GetFormCapabilityFromDataSourceControl
  • GetSafeAssemblyInfo
  • GetWebPart
  • GetWebPart2
  • GetWebPartCrossPageCompatibility
  • GetWebPartPage
  • GetWebPartPageConnectionInfo
  • GetWebPartPageDocument
  • GetWebPartProperties
  • GetWebPartProperties2
  • RemoveWorkflowAssociation
  • RenderWebPartForEdit
  • SaveWebPart
  • SaveWebPart2
  • ValidateWorkflowMarkupAndCreateSupportObjects
Webs(Webs.asmx)
Methods for working with sites and subsites
·CreateContentType
·CustomizeCss
·DeleteContentType
·GetActivatedFeatures
·GetAllSubWebCollection
·GetColumns
·GetContentType
·GetContentTypes
·GetCustomizedPageStatus
·GetListTemplates
·GetWeb
·GetWebCollection
·RemoveContentTypeXmlDocument
·RevertAllFileContentStreams
·RevertCss
·RevertFileContentStream
·UpdateColumns
·UpdateContentType
·UpdateContentTypeXmlDocument
·WebUrlFromPageUrl
MOSS Search (Search.asmx)
Methods for searching via MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) Search services, which also includes a method to retrieve the managed search properties
  • GetSearchMetadata (Search managed properties)
  • Query
  • QueryEx
  • Registration
  • Status

 



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