Add SharePoint List row by posting a Soap Envelope

Example showing how to do a POST to a SharePoint list from a .NET web application. The purpose of the POST is to add a new row in a specific SharePoint list. 

In this example the list has three columns;

  1. Title, Single line of text
  2. MeasuredValue, Number
  3. TimeStamp, Date and Time

Parameters to adjust in the code sample;

  • listGUID
  • listURI
  • NetWorkCredential, YourADUserName, YourADPassword and YourDomain


Code sample:

    Sub AddListRow()

        Dim Title As String = "Snowing"

        Dim MeasuredValue As String = "-2.3"

        Dim TimeStamp As DateTime = DateTime.Now

        Dim listGUID As String = "{0600A25B-2FFC-43B0-8AF9-7E73AA9013DA}"

        Dim listURI As String = "http://YourSharePointUrl/_vti_bin/lists.asmx"


        Dim soapEnvelope As New StringBuilder

        With soapEnvelope

            .AppendLine("<soap12:Envelope xmlns:xsi="""" xmlns:xsd="""" xmlns:soap12="""">")


            .AppendLine("<UpdateListItems xmlns="""">")

            .AppendLine(String.Format("<listName>{0}</listName>", listGUID))



            .AppendLine("<Method ID=""1"" Cmd=""New"">")

            .AppendLine(String.Format("<Field Name=""Title"">{0}</Field>", Title))

            .AppendLine(String.Format("<Field Name=""MeasuredValue"">{0}</Field>", MeasuredValue))

            .AppendLine(String.Format("<Field Name=""TimeStamp"">{0}</Field>", TimeStamp))







        End With



        Dim client As New WebClient()

        With client

            .Credentials = New NetworkCredential("YourADUserName", "YourADPassword", "YourDomain")

            .Headers("SOAPAction") = ""

            .Headers("Content-Type") = "application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8"

            .Encoding = Encoding.UTF8

        End With



        Dim response As String = client.UploadString(New Uri(listURI, UriKind.Absolute), "POST", soapEnvelope.ToString)


        wcResult.Text = response


    End Sub

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