How could I use a caml query to only get the list items that are selected using the JavaScript Object Model?

     <FieldRef Name= ??? />
     <Value Type="Integer">1</Value>

For example, a user can select one, many, or all items in a list. I have a list on a page and I want to get the item(s) that are selected and do something with it. Thanks

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You would not use a CAML query to do that. You can get the selected items using SP.ListOperations.Selection.getSelectedItems(ctx)

var ctx = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var items = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems(ctx);

See this related answer.

  • Hi thanks for the reply. When I use the above, I get the id of the list item(s) selected. If I need to get the value of the fields in that list item, do I use the id of the items selected in a caml query?
    – Jshoe523
    Commented Mar 2, 2015 at 18:29
  • Yes, exactly, you can create a CAML query to get the items with the specified IDs. Since you are working in JavaScript, this library might help you: camljs.codeplex.com . I have not used it yet, but I will the next time I am using CAML queries in JavaScript. Commented Mar 2, 2015 at 18:35

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