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how to use UpdateListItems for updating Author field?

Jul 7, 2010 at 9:42 AM


Is it possible to use the UpdateListItems webservice to update the Author field? this update is for all list items. any sample code is much appreciated if possible.


Jul 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM


Unfortunately, no. That's a SharePoint limitation, not an SPServices or Web Services one.  The Author and Created columns are fairly sacrosanct; if you could change them, you'd be changing data ownership. That said, there are unsupported ways to make these changes in the DB, but I don't know exactly how you do that.