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31 May, 2023

Create SharePoint list items with attachments in bulk using the Console app in C#.

Posted on 31 May, 2023 by Admin, Posted in SharePoint C#

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Introduction :
In this blog we will understand Bulk Creation of SharePoint List Items with Attachments using C# Console App


Step 1: Create console app in VS Studio as shown below.

Step 2: Declare variables that takes input from the user and store inputs received in declared variables.

Step3: Use SecureString class to create a secure password.

Step4: Right click on the project and open Manage NuGet Packages installer.

Search for Microsoft.SharePointOnline.CSOM as shown below.

Use below code to connect to the SharePoint.

Step5: After connecting SharePoint inside client context get list by name.
Create the list item creation information to store the created items as shown below

Step6: Creating the document to attach in the attachment of the list item.

Step7: Now, using a foreach loop, we are creating the desired number of list items and updating them in the SharePoint list. Additionally, we are also updating the attachments in the list items.

Step8: Once all the list items are added in the list creation information, we execute the below command to create all the list items in SharePoint in bulk.

Step9: Here is the output of the code


using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Security;
using System.Text;
class Program
private static string spAdminEmail = string.Empty;
private static string spPassword = string.Empty;
private static string SharePOintURL = string.Empty;
static void Main(string[] args)
Console.WriteLine("Please Enter Dynamics SharePoint details:");
Console.WriteLine("1. Enter SharePoint URL: (eg.");
SharePOintURL = Console.ReadLine();
        Console.WriteLine("2. Enter SharePoint Admin Email: (eg.");
        spAdminEmail = Console.ReadLine();

        Console.WriteLine("3. Enter SharePoint Admin Password:");
        spPassword = Console.ReadLine();

        string password = spPassword;
        SecureString securePassword = new SecureString();
        foreach (char c in password)
        using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(SharePOintURL))

            // Set the credentials
            clientContext.Credentials = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(spAdminEmail, securePassword);

            // Specify the target list
            List targetList = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("Demo_1");

            // To store the Create ListItems
            ListItemCreationInformation itemCreateInfo = new ListItemCreationInformation();

            string strMessage = "this is a demo";
            byte[] filename = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(strMessage);

            for (int i = 1; i < 100>             {
                //Create new List Item to Add the Item In SharePoint List
                ListItem newItem = targetList.AddItem(itemCreateInfo);
                newItem["Title"] = "Demo_" + i;
                // Add the Attchmnets
                for (int j = 1; j <= 2; j++)
                    AttachmentCreationInformation attachmentInfo = new AttachmentCreationInformation();
                    attachmentInfo.FileName = "Demo_"+j+".txt";
                    attachmentInfo.ContentStream = new MemoryStream(filename);
                    // Add the attachment to the list item
            // Craete All list in builk in share Point

        Console.WriteLine("Process End.");


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