I am trying to use a REST data source, by following this article. I create the data source, but when I insert it as a data view web part, nothing happens.

If I enter just the path to the service in the browser (e.g. http://servename/subsite/_vti_bin/ListData.svc), I am able to load the XML list of lists and libraries, but if I add /Listname at the end, nothing loads.

What am I missing? In this article it says that you can view the items in XML format, but they don't load for me.

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If you have the user token in your current scope, I do suggest using API instead of SVC. There your endpoint should looks like :


This way, presuming you are using a GET Method, you can test endpoint into browser, to check whole syntax. This is a powerfull tool, as you can filter, sort and expand in a single call.

/_api/Web/lists/getbytitle('MyListNameWithOrWithoutUrlEncode')/Items?$select=Id,Title,Editor/ID,Editor/Name&$filter=Editor eq 1&$expand=Editor/ID,Editor/Name

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    Have you noticed the question is tagged "SharePoint 2010"? Have you read the question? Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 21:56
  • My fault... Sory to waste your time
    – Albo
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 8:22

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