I have a choice field in my list. I can get it values using server object model by following way

List<string> fieldList;

SPList spList = spWeb.Lists[listName];

SPFieldChoice field = (SPFieldChoice)spList.Fields[fieldName];

fieldList = new List<string>();

foreach (string str in field.Choices){


Now I need it badly using rest api. Is it possible using rest api?

3 Answers 3


I have solved my problem following way

        url: "host url"+"_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('List Name')/fields?$filter=EntityPropertyName eq 'Choice Field Name'",
        type: "GET",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function (data) {
        error: function (error) {

  • What is EntityPropertyName here?
    – Dheeraj
    Commented Oct 16, 2017 at 10:49
  • 4
    That is part of the filter. Substitute your field name for 'Choice Field Name'. For example, if your field is Category, your code would read ?$filter=EntityPropertyName eq 'Category'.
    – CigarDoug
    Commented Oct 16, 2017 at 17:40

Below is the code for retrieving choices of choice field

function getFieldChoices(fieldName, listName) {
var dfd = $.Deferred();
hostweburl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter('SPHostUrl'));
appweburl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter('SPAppWebUrl'));

var urlTemplate = appweburl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/lists/getbytitle('#mylist')/fields?@target='" + hostweburl + "'&$select=Choices&$filter=Title eq  '#myfield'";
var url = urlTemplate.replace("#mylist", listName).replace("#myfield", fieldName);

    headers: { "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose" },
    contentType: 'application/json',
    url: url,
    success: function (data) {
        var result = data.d.results[0].Choices.results;
        var i = result.length;
    error: function (err) {
return dfd;


Source http://sharepointfieldnotes.blogspot.in/2013/10/sharepoint-2013-rest-code-tips.html

Hope it helps.


This is how I did it in React. A slight change in the call structure, but easily altered to the ajax call.

I have a SharePoint Picture Library (but a normal list works the same way). One of the columns is a Choice list of locations, e.g. "Perth", "Melbourne", etc. By using the following query I get an object back of all fields in the Picture library. e.g.

 let response: SPHttpClientResponse = await this.props.Context.spHttpClient
  this.props.Domain + 
  this.props.Path + 
  this.props.ParentSiteName + 
  `/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('` + 
  this.props.SPListNames.Floorplans + 
  `')/fields?$filter=InternalName eq 'Location'`,

const Response = await response.json();


The key part of the query was: this.props.Domain + this.props.Path + this.props.ParentSiteName + /_api/web/lists/getbytitle(' + this.props.SPListNames.Floorplans + ')/fields?$filter=InternalName eq 'Location'

Which is: https://sharepointtenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/name/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('listname')/fields?$filter=InternalName eq 'Location'

Where InternalName is the attribute of the response object I get back from the SharePoint call that I want to filter on using my text 'Location'. If you are unsure of what to filter on, do a test call to this api to see the object that is returned and built the call based on your needs from that: https://sharepointtenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/name/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('listname')/fields

In the result, the object has a Choices attribute, which is an array of strings with all the choices I am interested in. I can use this to complete my task.

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