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CAML Designer for SharePoint 2013 released!

Andy Van Steenbergen and I worked very very hard to revamp the CAML Designer and finally the tool is ready to be released: here is the CAML Designer for SharePoint 2013!I don’t need to mention that we are very proud of it 🙂

This version is much more user friendly and no hasle with resizing of the different panels anymore. The design is metro style based.


The functionality of this version of the tool is similar to what it offers you for SharePoint 2010:

  • you can build CAML queries for single lists
  • you can build queries that can be executed with SPSiteDataQuery
  • beside the pure CAML queries, you can also get code snippets for the server-side object model, the .NET client-side object model, the JavaScript client-side object model and last but not least code snippets when working with REST.

With this first version of the tool you are not able to connect to SharePoint 2013 online yet, but it is definitely something we are going to look at for next version.

In the past, a number of additional functionalities have been requested, like f.e. a search box to search for a field in a list with a lot of fields. These functionalities have not yet been built in. Also taxonomy support for client-side object has been enhanced in SharePoint 2013 but these enhancements are not yet reflected in the tool.

As you can see, we still have a lot of work on our plate to make it the perfect tool 🙂

You can download the tool from the BIWUG site. Click the download tab, select the CAML Designer and there you will find a link to download the application.

A detailed explanation on how to use the tool can be found here.

Have fun with it and please, don’t hesitate to give us your feedback!!


December 13, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 25 Comments