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Change column name of list using SharePoint 2013 client object model in autohosted apps

In this post, we will discuss how to change the column name of a list using the SharePoint 2013 client object model in autohosted apps.

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Also, you can check out my previous posts on:
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Before reading this you can check How to Create a list using SharePoint 2013 client object model in autohosted apps here as well as how to check if the list already exists or not using SharePoint 2013 client object model autohosted apps here.

Below is the full code:
var spContext = SharePointContextProvider.Current.GetSharePointContext(Context);

using (var clientContext = spContext.CreateUserClientContextForSPHost())


Web web = clientContext.Web;

List ListName = web.Lists.GetByTitle(“Yours List Name”);

FieldCollection collField = ListName.Fields;

Field oneField = collField.GetByInternalNameOrTitle(“Title”);

oneField.Title = “Thought”; //new column name replace of Title





Response.Write(“Column updated succesfully…”);


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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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