Get data from multiple lists using Promise.all

I always had this question in mind, how can I optimize data operations using JavaScript CSOM. With some help from Promise object, this is possible. Below, I have written a small portion of code for getting data from lists and returning a promise object.

class $SPData {

    constructor() {
        throw '$SPList is a static class and cannot be instantiated';

     * Get list items
     * @param {string} listName
     * @param {string} camlQuery
     * @param {string} webUrl
    static GetListItems(listName, caml, webUrl) {
        let e = Function.validateParameters(arguments, [{ name: 'listName', type: String, mayBeNull: false, optional: false },
        { name: 'caml', type: String, mayBeNull: false, optional: false },
        { name: 'webUrl', type: String, mayBeNull: false, optional: true }], true);
        if (e) throw e;

        let promise = new Promise(function (resolve, reject) {
            let ctx = (arguments.length === 2) ? SP.ClientContext.get_current() : new SP.ClientContext(webUrl);
            let oList = ctx.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle(listName);
            let camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
            let oListItems = oList.getItems(camlQuery);
            ctx.executeQueryAsync(function () {
            }, function (sender, args) {
        return promise;

Now, let’s see how you can use this in your code.

let getItemsFromListOne = $SPData.GetListItems('List One', '<View&gt;</View&gt;');
let getItemsFromListTwo = $SPData.GetListItems('List Two', '<View&gt;</View&gt;');
Promise.all([getItemsFromListOne, getItemsFromListTwo]).then(function (values) {
    let itemsFromListOne = values[0];
    let itemsFromListTwo = values[1];

This should simplify the way you are working with SharePoint data. You do not need to have wait for a call to finish to start another one. I have tested only to get data from the lists, but it can used also to insert and update list items also.


Copy current Access database with VBA

Access is still being in used by some companies, even is not perfect choice anymore. So, today I was requested to create a sort of back-up functionality for an Access database which contains linked tables to SharePoint. I have tried some methods, but all them are failed, including FileCopy method from VBA. Still VBA was solving my problem, but code was a little bit different.

Dim fDialog As Office.FileDialog
Set fDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs)

With fDialog

    If fDialog.Show() <&gt; 0 Then
        Dim Sourcefile As String
        Dim Destinationfile As String
        Sourcefile = Application.CurrentProject.Path &amp; "\" &amp; Application.CurrentProject.Name
        Destinationfile = fDialog.SelectedItems(1)
        With CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
            .copyfile Sourcefile, Destinationfile
        End With
    End If
End With

Code is also opening a file save dialog and you can choose the location where you want to copy the database.