The REST (Representational State Transfer) interface in provides access to lists and libraries as a relational data service. A core concept of any RESTful interface is the resource, and in SharePoint Foundation, lists and items are represented as HTTP resources that can be addressed by remote URLs.

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How can I authenticate SharePoint REST calls from JavaScript?

I have been banging my head against a wall on this problem for weeks now Warning and Disclaimer .. I have very little JavaScript experience when it comes to REST / Web Services I have an on ...
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REST and CSOM much slower than List Web Service

lists.asmx = Web Service listdata.svc = REST API client.svc = CSOM Using JavaScript to query a list using the 3 available APIs, I'm finding lists.asmx responds much faster than listdata.svc or ...
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REST POST: How to add a list item with 'people and group', 'choice,' and 'URL' fields?

I am trying to create a form for a SharePoint Hosted app that will allow users to request a teamsite. The form writes to a list that is contained in the SharePoint site collection, from which a timer ...
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How can I query for “AssignedTo = [ME]” using REST?

It is quite common to use "Assigned To = [Me]" in SharePoint views to list the tasks / items which are assigned to the current user. This of course includes both the items which are directly assigned ...
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Can't upload a non-text file to SharePoint App via REST API

I am using the following REST code to add a file as an attachment to a SharePoint 2013 list item. <asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server"> <SharePoint:ScriptLink ...
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What is the permission level for REST Query?

If I execute the REST Query using JavaScript and I am logged in to the SharePoint with Visitor privileges then will my code be able to query the administrative data like getting the column name and so ...
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Updating Lookup Values with the REST API

Is it possible to update a List Item's Lookup Field Value via the Rest API? I can retrieve the field value if I use $select and $expand, but I can't find documentation anywhere that explains how to ...
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Create multiple items via REST API

I'm looking to bulk create items to decrease the amount of calls being made in my application. In this instance, I'm working on a calendar control that has different needs than what SharePoint OOTB ...
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SharePoint 2013 REST - Create list item with user field and lookup field

I'm trying to add an SPListItem to an SPList via REST, but have a problem with User or Group and Lookup (information already on this site). function adddullitem() { var item = { ...
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SharePoint 2013 and anonymous access problem

We run into following problem: We have application, that makes authenticated calls to sharepoint 2013 REST services (PUT and GET). Everything works well, when anonymous access is turned off. But we ...
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How to avoid _metadata in a REST response (listData.svc)

I am pulling data from a SharePoint list with listData.svc, and _metadata represent more than half of the response content. Is there a way to return list fields only, without the metadata? Below an ...
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REST list item delete does not go to Recycle Bin

I have a SharePoint 2013 autohosted app with a number of lists inside of it. I would like to be able to soft delete a list item using the REST API and have it go to the Recycle Bin instead of being ...
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Configure Navigation Inheritance when create site with Rest API

I wonder how do I keep the navigation bar of the parent site when I create a subsite. Below is the code I'm using to create the subsite and thought it might be some parameter that I could use to do ...
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Phone-Gap Claims Authentication against SharePoint in Office365 fails, probably because of HTTPOnly flag in cookie

I am coding an application using Phone Gap to connect to a Sharepoint in Office365. I need to use the REST services in Sharepoint Office 365 to add items to a list, but before that I need to ...
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How to return all user profiles

I need to query the entire user profile store and do multiple operations such as filtering based on one user profile property, sorting by another, and grouping on yet another. Is this possible using ...
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Is it possible to create a Document Set using REST API

I know this can be done using the JSOM, but is it possible via the REST API to create a document set?
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Get if user has permissions to access to a Cloud App for Sharepoint 2013 with JavaScript CSOM or Rest Api

I have developed a Cloud App for SharePoint 2013 on an office 365 server, and I figured out that to set the user permissions(who has access to it) for that app can be find over ...
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Get list item “Likes” using JSOM or REST API's?

How can you retrieve a list items "Likes" using the JSOM or REST API's? I know there is the following method: SP.Social.SocialFeedManager.getAllLikers(postId), but in testing I was not successful ...
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Query ListData.svc to return document libraries only

I am working on a very simple app on iOS that should basically allow the user to login (got that part working), then list only document libraries and allow user to navigate these and download files. ...
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Avoid NTLM Authorization Handshake On Every Request to the REST API?

I am accessing SharePoint 2010 REST API with a System.Net.Http.HttpClient. The server is set up with NTLM authentication, and I am accessing it over the Internet. Every time I send a request from my ...
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Using REST for a DVWP DataSource with Office365

I'm trying to use the REST services (ListData.svc) to retrieve items from a list in a very simple test with Office365. I can't seem to get the connection to work without adding my credentials to the ...
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js library for REST and JSOM SharePoint basic tasks

I am just sick of writing again and again the same piece of code to use jsom Async requests, especially when it's for a SP-hosted app which envokes spexecutor. I am sure each developer has his own ...
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REST API filter by start and end dates using 'today'

I'm new to filtering dates with REST in SP but am trying to do something like below but am not sure how to get today's date in as a variable into the request. I don't think I'm too far off so any help ...
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How do I update a Hyperlink field using the REST API?

I have a SharePoint 2013 page that I want to make updates to a hyperlink field in a list. I'm calling the REST API using JavaScript + jQuery. My code (my hyperlink field is Timesheet_x0020_Page): ...
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REST with $filter for List Items in Sharepoint 2013

Sharepoint 2013, REST API, native C++ application: I want to get all Folder items from the list. Try /_api/Web/Lists(guid'GUID')/Items?$filter=FileSystemObjectType+eq+1 and get HTTP 400 Bed ...
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Get last created item from SharePoint List using REST

I want to fetch ID and Title of last created item from SharePoint list using REST. I am using below url but it gives me wrong item, there are more than 10k items in the list. ...
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$inlinecount and $count missing in new OData API?

can anybody verify that in the new OData endpoint of SharePoint 2013 found at /_api/ does not implement the keywords $inlinecount and $count? ListData.svc has it implemented. Example: ...
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How to do checkIn major version through REST Sharepoint 2013

Im tryin to do checkin major version through REST API. This url is working just fine and I can do minor version checked in ...
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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest webservice from subsite

i have following problem. I am using SP 2013 Online and i am trying to access some informations from the sub site, like http://[SPOnlineUrl]/SubSite/_api/web/title. But i will always get the annoying ...
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Turn off ability to use REST API

When you don't want users to use any web services it seems like you can turn off the permission to Use Remote Interfaces. However that permission does not mention REST. This made me wonder if there ...
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Updating a Property w/ 2013 REST Api

I have a sharepoint hosted app that is succesfully able to add Read and Create files on the Host site (using the REST Api and SP.RequestExecutor). Now I am trying to figure out how to update ...
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Invalid issuer or signature error in autohosted app - SharePoint 2013

I'm creating my first app for SharePoint 2013. I follow this MSDN article, that explains how to create autohosted app. This piece of code I took from the article and didn't change anything in it. ...
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Consume SharePoint online lists using REST API (in R)

I would like to be able to query lists that are on my sharepoint online site via R. I'm having difficulties ascertaining the right method for authenticating my requests. These requests would be ...
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SharePoint 2013 Call the REST API from SharePoint hosted app

I've successfully deployed a SharePoint hosted app to office 365 and my local on premise installation. All the app aims to do is call the REST API for the user profile manager to get the profile ...
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SharePoint 2013 REST display lookup fields?

I am using SharePoint 2013 REST to show data from my list, one of my field in announce list is AnnouncedBy which is a user packer field or is a lookup field how can I display it or get it using ...
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Paging using REST/OData with SP 2013

I'm trying to do paging on a document library (also trying this on a list) with SP 2013 using REST/OData but I can't seem to get the skipping of items working. Here are some examples of URLs that I'm ...
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Query SP2013 Managed metadata term store

I was wondering if it is possible to query the Term Store via the REST API or Javascript Client Object Model in SP2013. I can't quite seem to work out the naming scheme for the REST API to discover ...
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Retrieve site collection quota and used storage from REST or JSOM

Is there a way to retrieve the amount of storage used and the quota limit for the Site Collection using the JSOM client or the REST web services?
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SharePoint REST API call with more than 500 rows

I have an AJAX call querying the SharePoint REST API which will return more than 500 rows: $.ajax( { url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + ...
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SP2010 REST API from Javascript: how to set multiple fields to filter on in the URL

weird but i can't figure this out or find a solution anywhere.... I want to filter on two values on a GET in REST URL from javascript. So since this is from ECMA I am just using filtering in the ...
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sharepoint 2013 rest api upload image

I want to upload image or create image in Sharepoint 2013 document library using rest api (Javascript) my code to get bite array from input type file element is var reader = new FileReader(); ...
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App prison break

Me an my colleges were discussing the possibility of breaking out of the sandbox that a SharePoint-hosted apps provide. As most of you know host webs in SharePoint 2013 are protected by deploying apps ...
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REST API along with startswith and tolower function method in SharePoint 2013

I would like to bind all users into textbox autocomplete event. I done with below script but it is consider case sensitive expression while searching the results. $("#txtselectuser").autocomplete({ ...
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Activate a site feature using REST API

I have a workflow which creates a site when an entry is made to a list. I need to activate one of the features at that newly created site using REST API. How can this be done?
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Using REST to approve a list item

I am hoping that someone else here has tried to do this successfully. I am trying to approve a list item via JavaScript using the REST interface. I know how to do it with CSOM, but in this scenario I ...
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Creating a SharePoint Wiki Page via JavaScript and REST or CSOM

I'm fairly new to developing SharePoint 2013 Apps, and I was tasked to customize the Create New Wiki Page for a Site. The user has to type in the Title, I do some processing, and then when everything ...
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Sharepoint REST service

Is there any way of reading the documents names of a Document Library using JavaScript from a web application that is not hosted in SharePoint? by the way, my requirement if for SharePoint 2010 not ...
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How to get Version history of all fields updated for a list item?

I am developing a ticketing system on SharePoint 2013 onprem. I am storing Ticket data in a list with versioning enabled. On my user end (which is not a SharePoint solution, I can access only CSOM and ...
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Create Page using REST API

I have spent two days trying to create a page with a specific Content Type in Pages list using REST API. It goes into error handler and returns ...
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How to create a folder in SharePoint 2010 document library using REST or HTTP methods

I am using Java to make calls to the SharePoint REST Interface to get list items of a document library and HTTP methods to upload documents to SharePoint. But, I am having a difficult time trying to ...