Sharepoint CQWP CAML

using CAML in Content Query WebPart to refine the result is an effective way to customize the result. The use of DateTime is triky.

By Default, To get Today’s Date, you can call

<Value Type=”DateTime”><Today/></Value>

. the date result you get from this caml query doesn’t include the time. to include the time, add IncludeTimeValue=”True” to the Value open Tag.

<Value Type=”DateTime” IncludeTimeValue=”True”><Today/></Value>

The DateTime format used in SharePoint is ISO8601. To convert strand datetime format to the format which sharepoint can understand, call


You can also retrieve the DateTime offset by days,

<Value Type=”DateTime”><Today OffsetDays=”-10″ /></Value> 


One thought on “Sharepoint CQWP CAML

  1. Old post, I know… but I’m doing a CAML query on a SP doclib. I use the IncludeTimeValue just fine, but there seems to be an offset of sorts. If I give a specific time and I want all documents modified BEFORE that time, I use something like:


    but it seems to pick up things modified AFTER the specified time by about 7 or 8 minutes (more than that, they are not picked up…)

    Any ideas on this?

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