How can I export the contents of a list to a html table?

I know how to extract the elements of a list using CAML Queries, but how do I generate a html table containing the elements dynamically?

  • You have some libraries that can help you doing it easily, like the mentionned below SPServices. You also have SharepointPlus that I've created (aymkdn.github.io/SharepointPlus).
    – AymKdn
    Apr 8 '15 at 9:15

You can use SPServices jQuery Library and CAML query to get data from a SharePoint List and display that retrieved data in Content Editor Web Part where you would write your html table code.

To learn more about SPServices refer this: SPServices CodePlex

Before writing the below code in Content Editor Web Part make sure you download jquery-1.4.2.min.js from https://code.jquery.com/jquery/ and SPServices library from http://spservices.codeplex.com/releases/view/119578 and upload both in a document library.

In below code, "GetListItems" operation will get the list items.


<SCRIPT type=text/javascript src="http://MySPSite.com/sites/test/DocLib/jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></SCRIPT>
<SCRIPT type=text/javascript src="http://MySPSite.com/sites/test/DocLib/jquery.SPServices-0.7.2.min.js></SCRIPT>

<table id="myHTMLTable" border=1 width="90%" align="center">
                    <tr align='left'>

<SCRIPT type=text/javascript>

getMyListData() ;

function getMyListData()
        var method = "GetListItems";                 
        var webURL =  $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentSite() ;                     
        var list = "MyCustomList";                      
        var fieldsToRead = "<ViewFields>"+"<FieldRef Name='Name' />" +"</ViewFields>";
        var query = "<Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='ID'  Ascending='True' /></OrderBy></Query>";                       

                    operation: method,
                    async: false, 
                    webURL: webURL,
                    listName: list,
                    CAMLViewFields: "<ViewFields Properties='True' />",
                    CAMLQuery: query,                                                                                     
                    completefunc: function (xData, Status)
                              var ID = $(this).attr("ows_ID");
                              var empName = $(this).attr("ows_EmpName");
                              var jobtitle =  $(this).attr("ows_JobTitle");
                              var dept =  $(this).attr("ows_Department"); 

                              $("#myHTMLTable").append("<tr align='middle'>" +
                               "<td align='left'>"+ID+"</td>" +
                               "<td align='left'>"+empName+"</td>" +
                               "<td align='left'>"+jobtitle+"</td>"  +                                         
                               "<td align='left'>"+dept+"</td>" +


I wrote a tutorial on how this is done. http://michaelsoriano.com/sharepoint-bootstrap-using-spservices-and-jquery/

The plugin is also available in Github: https://github.com/michaelsoriano/sp-bootstrap-list-viewer

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