Upload a document to SharePoint Document Library using CSOM 2013

Hello Readers,

In this article, I wil share a piece of code to upload document into a document library using Client Side Object Model. Sharepoint is moving more towards Client Side Object model than Server side code for faster execution. As we move more towards next verison – SharePoint 2016, there is a heavy emphasis on Client side Code. This article talks about uploading a document into document library with the metadata values as well.

// Setting Client Context for the Upload operation

SP.ClientContext ctx = new SP.ClientContext(“http://mysite/site”);

Web web = ctx.Web;

FileCreationInformation newFile = new FileCreationInformation();

newFile.Content = System.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(@”C:\AccountInfo.doc”);

newFile.Url = “/” + fileName;

// Document Library Name
List docs = web.Lists.GetByTitle(“Employee Documents”);

Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.File uploadFile = docs.RootFolder.Files.Add(newFile);



SPClient.ListItem item = uploadFile.ListItemAllFields;

//Set the metadata  for the newly uploaded file file

string docTitle = string.Empty;
item[“Title”] = docTitle ;
item[“Created by”] = “Sethu”;


Please read my  next blogs to

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Happy SharePointing 🙂

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