I am trying to filter through a list and return metadata of the documents in that filter. How do I return the name of a document from a document library using REST while being able to filter the document library? I can bring back the title field, but that isn't always the name of the document.

I tried doing a select all in my query and still couldn't see it. The closest I can get is _api/Web/lists/getbytitle('MyList')/Items(2)/FieldValuesAsText. If I query this then I can get the name of the item. However, I'm not sure how to do this while filtering the list.

My original query is _api/lists/getbytitle('MyList')/items?$select=Title,Category,ReviewDate&$filter=ReviewDate ge 'today'.

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    For filtering on name you can use web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('{document library name and folder path }')/Files?$filter=Name eq '{document name}' Dec 23, 2014 at 23:48

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How to retrieve document name using SharePoint REST

Since FileRef contains file name, you could utilize the following query to return document names:

Endpoint: /_api/web/lists/getByTitle('<list title>')/items?$select=FieldValuesAsText/FileRef&$expand=FieldValuesAsText


Get documents (names) that have been created from 2014 year:

/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Documents')/items?$select=FieldValuesAsText/FileRef&$expand=FieldValuesAsText&$filter=Created ge  datetime'2014-01-01T00:00:00'
  • @vadim filter data in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online is not always same way. I am trying to filter by filename its not happening in SharePoint Online. Please advice, Thanks, $filter=substringof('publishdoc-prod.js',FileRef) ist not Working SPO but good in On Prem. Tried : /Files?$filter Name eq {'publishdoc-prod.js'} in SPO , but no luck. Apr 11, 2017 at 10:24
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    @ShivendraPatel : i have used below query in SP Online and its working /_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Doc Library Name')/items?$select=FileRef&$filter=substringof('Test Document Name',FileRef)"; Apr 15, 2019 at 14:13



File Name:

/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('<list title>')/items?$select=File/Name&$expand=File

Also, for querying a document library by Name of document, use below:

/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Doc Library Name')/items?$select=FileRef&$filter=substringof('Test Document Name',FileRef)";

try this

/_api/web/Lists('ListGUID')/items?$select=FieldValuesAsText/FileRef&$expand=FieldValuesAsText&$filter=FileLeafRef eq 'filename.txt'

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