I have a List called ProjectInformation and contains following Fields..

ID  ProjectName1  ProjectManager   ProjectExecution

1     EDS           PPB              Time and Material
2     CS            PQR              Fixed Price

I want to retrieve single field as we can do in SQL as :

Select ProjectExecution from ProjectInformation where ProjectName1 ='EDS'

How in CAML Query..??

**My Code **

function rtsample(){
    var cc = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
    var alllist = cc.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('ProjectInformation');
    var caml = new SP.CamlQuery();
    caml.set_viewXml('<View><ViewFields><FieldRef Name="ProjectExecution"/>ViewFields</View>');
    this.list = alllist.getItems(caml);
    function QuerySucceeded5(){
    var listiteminfo='';

    var listItemEnumerator = list.getEnumerator();
      var listitem = listItemEnumerator.get_current();

     listiteminfo += '\nID:'+ listitem.get_id();
    function onQueryFailed(){

Thanks in advance..!!

  • 2
    You have caml.set_viewXmll , should be caml.set_viewXml . '<ViewFields>' is not closed with </viewFields>, same with 'View>' </View> Sep 19, 2014 at 7:33

2 Answers 2


The below code will help you

var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var list = context.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle("ProjectInformation");
var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
camlQuery.set_viewXml('<View><Query><Where>--your query goes here --   </Where></Query></View>');
var collListItem = list.getItems(camlQuery);
context.load(collListItem, 'Include(ProjectExecution)');
context.executeQueryAsync(function () { successCallback() }, function (sender, args) { failureCallback() });

The Include in context.load() is used to fetch only required fields.

P.S. There is also a <ViewField> tag in CAML query which can be used but it also fetches the mandatory columns like Created, Created By etc., so I would recommend to use Include


  • i want only CAML query which i have done in SQL...Rest of the things i know.. Sep 19, 2014 at 4:54
  • 1
    Use this camlQuery.set_viewXml('<View><ViewFields><FieldRef Name="ProjectExecution"/></ViewFields></View>');
    – Garima
    Sep 19, 2014 at 4:56
  • 1
    I wish I know the reason behind a downvote.
    – Garima
    Sep 19, 2014 at 5:19
  • Plz, check my code above...still its not working Sep 19, 2014 at 5:51
  • What is the error you are getting? You wont get ID column value as it is not included in Include statement. Use Include(ProjectExecution, ID). This is in addition to Anders comment above
    – Garima
    Sep 19, 2014 at 8:08

Because someone already answered to your question, I'll suggest another solution. If you don't mind to use a thrid party library, you can look at my SharepointPlus library. With it you don't need to write the CAML Query but you use a SQL-like syntax for the WHERE clause.

In your case, all the above code will look like this:

  where:"ProjectName1 = 'EDS'",
  orderby:"ProjectExecution ASC"
}, function(data) {
  for (var i=0; i < data.length; i++) {
    console.log(data[i].getAttribute("ID"), data[i].getAttribute("ProjectExecution"));

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