I'm new to SharePoint and JSOM and i'm trying to build up a search using JSOM.

and i tried below code snippets

I FOLLOWED FOLLOWING BLOG http://www.dotnetmafia.com/blogs/dotnettipoftheday/archive/2013/04/18/how-to-query-search-with-the-sharepoint-2013-javascript-client-object-model.aspx

Is there any search.js file i should linked? if so what would be the link?? However these are the links i added

1st step: Create a page and added following HTML

It has search button : #searchButton and text box : #searchTextBox

i linked JQuery and abc.js file succesfully

and added this JS code to abc.js file

'use strict';

var results;

var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var user = context.get_web().get_currentUser();

$(document).ready(function () {

    $("#searchButton").click(function () {

        var keywordQuery = new Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.KeywordQuery(context);


        var searchExecutor = new Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.SearchExecutor(context);
        results = searchExecutor.executeQuery(keywordQuery);

        context.executeQueryAsync(onQuerySuccess, onQueryFail)

function onQuerySuccess() {

    $.each(results.m_value.ResultTables[0].ResultRows, function () {
        $("#resultsDiv").append('<td>' + this.Title + '</td>');
        $("#resultsDiv").append('<td>' + this.Author + '</td>');
        $("#resultsDiv").append('<td>' + this.Write + '</td>');
        $("#resultsDiv").append('<td>' + this.Path + '</td>');


function onQueryFail(sender, args) {
    alert('Query failed. Error:' + args.get_message());

In this code check1 alert is coming but not the check2 alert.. Whats the wrong with this..?


For quite some time, I used to get around a similar issue in regards to the Search API. Over and over again I was troubled with the following error-message:

Object doesn't support this action

Try to add a reference/key to Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.KeywordQuery instead of Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.

At least that worked for me.

Working sample below:

function Search() {
    var d = $.Deferred();

    SP.SOD.executeFunc("SP.js", "SP.ClientContext", function () {
        SP.SOD.executeFunc("SP.Search.js", "Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.KeywordQuery", function () {
            var sContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
            var keywordQuery = new Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.KeywordQuery(sContext);
            var searchExecutor = new Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query.SearchExecutor(sContext);
            results = searchExecutor.executeQuery(keywordQuery);
                function () {
                function (err) {

    return d.promise();
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  • The code snippet working like a charm, thanks, very helpful – Jerry_MSFT Sep 29 '17 at 3:11

You are most probably missing the reference to SP.Search.js file. Add following code to add reference to it:

<SharePoint:ScriptLink language="javascript" name="SP.Search.js" OnDemand="true" runat="server" Localizable="false">

Then in the $(document).ready( method call it using SP.SOD.executeFunc function. Example: SP.SOD.executeFunc('SP.Search.js', 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query', SetSearchSettings); - See more at: http://onlinecoder.blogspot.in/2014/03/loading-javascript-libraries-only-when.html#sthash.k2B2SvJd.dpuf


Based on the comments, it also looks like sp.js file is also not loaded. Add these script references also:

<SharePoint:ScriptLink Name="MicrosoftAjax.js" runat="server" Defer="False" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink Name="SP.core.js" runat="server" Defer="False" Localizable="false"/>
<SharePoint:ScriptLink Name="SP.js" runat="server" Defer="True" Localizable="false"/>
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  • Hi, Thank you very much for repling me, I ADDED following code and as well as i added sp.search.js too.. SP.SOD.executeFunc('SP.Search.js', 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Query', SetSearchSettings); looks like it has some issue, after that code does not getting executed. Any idea, really appreciate ur help – SharePoint Learner Feb 2 '15 at 8:38
  • it looks code does not work after this tooo.. any libraries to be loaded to run following two code lines? var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var user = context.get_web().get_currentUser(); – SharePoint Learner Feb 2 '15 at 8:48
  • Keep the code in abc.js as you had earlier and only add <SharePoint:ScriptLink language="javascript" name="SP.Search.js" runat="server"> </SharePoint:ScriptLink> to the .aspx page – Nadeem Yousuf-AIS Feb 2 '15 at 9:00
  • i just followed your instruction, and i put two alerts between those two statesments alert('above'); var results; var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var user = context.get_web().get_currentUser(); alert('below'); above alert is coming up but not the below.. – SharePoint Learner Feb 2 '15 at 9:48
  • can you paste the whole code of your .aspx page in the question? – Nadeem Yousuf-AIS Feb 2 '15 at 9:50

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