Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Get a list of all Sitecore Items tagged with specific multilist items

If you wish to return all items in the content tree that have been tagged with a specific multilist item, you might be tempted to use Sitecore.Context.Database.SelectSingleItem(), passing it an XPath query. The problem with this is that performance degrades as the content tree grows. A far more efficient way is to use the GetReferrers method of the LinkDatabase class as shown below:

Database db = Sitecore.Context.ContentDatabase;

LinkDatabase linkDb = Globals.LinkDatabase;

// lookupItem is the multilist item
ItemLink[] links = linkDb.GetReferrers( lookupItem );

foreach( ItemLink link in links )
Item linkedItem = db.Items[link.SourceItemID];
// Process item...

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