We have SharePoint 2010 hosted on Windows Server 2008 R2 server. We are trying to access the data in the SP lists using REST queries (GET) such as

http://server:port/sites/sitecollection/site/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/listname?$filter=ColumnName eq ‘Value’

This query works fine when we access it from any machine other than the server. However, when we access it from the server that hosts SP, we get 500 internal server error.

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    You are missing a t in lisdata.svc, should be listdata.svc Sep 26, 2014 at 6:37
  • Sorry for the typo. But with the correct query we are getting the error.
    – Kangkan
    Sep 26, 2014 at 7:42
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    Also the 'around Value looks off, is that to a typo? Sep 26, 2014 at 7:44
  • Yes @RobertLindgren. As I said, if I make the query using the IE (11) on my machine (Win 7 Enterprise 64 bit) or any other machine it works fine and we get the response. But when we do it from the browser in the same machine (where SP is hosted), it fails. Other queries works fine though.
    – Kangkan
    Sep 26, 2014 at 8:11

2 Answers 2


If it works everywhere but on the server then you might be running into the "loop back check" issue. Spence Harbor has a very good post on this: Link


There is a typo ( is not allowed) in your request, the fixed request:

http://server:port/sites/sitecollection/site/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/listname?$filter=ColumnName eq 'Value'

Troubleshooting REST

It is frequently useful to view the HTTP messages that are being sent and received, the following tooling could be utilized for that purpose:


Common REST API Error Codes

  • I wish you had read the comments along with. The typos are when I editied it here. As I have said time and again, the same query, Verbatim I say again, works from a remote machine in the network. But if I login (mstsc!) to the server (where the SP is running) and run it there, it fails.
    – Kangkan
    Sep 28, 2014 at 11:57
  • Have you ever tried to analyze the Http messages using the tools I have mentioned in the answer? Sep 28, 2014 at 12:05
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    Yes @Vadim. I could not get any hint. I used Fiddler as well as the developer tool in the browser (both IE11 and FF). I have not used Wireshark though.
    – Kangkan
    Sep 28, 2014 at 13:33

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