I using Sharepoint 2013 I want to get list items using Sharepoint 2013 REST feature

I can get all items but when i put my filter it does not works I don't know where the problem is.

my code:

 <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.2.1.min.js"></script>
<input type="text" name="txtbox1" id="txtbox1" />
<input type="button" value="test it works" onclick="load_sls($('#txtbox1').val());" />
<script type="text/javascript">
function load_sls(province)
    var call =$.ajax({
    url: "http://server/sites/test/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Agency')/items? $select=Id,Title?$filter=[Title eq '"+province+"']",
    type: "GET",
    data: JSON,
    headers: { 

        "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",

    //success: doSuccess,
    //error: doError
    alert('Error occured'+jqXHR.responseText);

2 Answers 2


The endpoint in your example contains some typos:

  1. Replace ?$filter into &$filter
  2. Remove [ and ] symbols from filter query option since they are not supported

The fixed url:

url: "http://server/sites/test/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Agency')/items?$select=Id,Title&$filter=Title eq '"+province+"'"

Further improvements

  1. Use encodeURIComponent function to escape characters, for example:

    var url = webUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Pages')/items?$select=Id,Title&$filter=Title eq '" + encodeURIComponent(pageTitle) + "'";
  2. Prefer jQuery.getJSON() over jQuery.ajax() to perform read operation, for example:

    var getListItems =  function (webUrl,listTitle) {
        var url = webUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('" + listTitle + "')/items";
        return $.getJSON(url,function( data ) {
               return data; 

Try changing the '?' before the $filter to a '&'

To something like this:

http://server/sites/test/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Agency')/items?$select=Id,Title&$filter=[Title eq '"+province+"']"

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