Unable to fetch Group description through CSOM for SharePoint Online

Abhinav Vashishtha 0 Reputation points
2023-04-26T09:06:40.5033333+00:00

While fetching SharePoint site Groups from SharePoint online using CSOM, I am getting all requested properties for the group except the Description even when the description is nonempty for the SharePoint group.

ClientContext context = new ClientContext("https://{site_url}"); Web web = context.Web; context.Load(web); context.ExecuteQuery(); context.Load(web.SiteGroups, x => x.Include(group => group.Id, group => group.Title, group => group.Users, group => group.Description)); context.ExecuteQuery();

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  1. RaytheonXie_MSFT 32,636 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-04-27T01:59:58.1033333+00:00

    Hi @Abhinav Vashishtha

    Per my test, I can retrieve group description by following code, please make a reference

    using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection"))
    {
    // Get all the groups at site level
    GroupCollection oGroupCollection = clientcontext.Web.SiteGroups;
     
    clientcontext.Load(oGroupCollection);
    clientcontext.ExecuteQuery();
     
    // Iterate through each group
    foreach (Group oGroup in oGroupCollection)
    {
    Console.WriteLine("-------------title-------------");
    Console.WriteLine(oGroup.Title);
    Console.WriteLine("-------------Description-------------");
    Console.WriteLine(oGroup.Description);
    }
    }
    
    

    Here is the test result

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