I wrote a query to Read list items and a specific column value like this

var invoiceitemID = SPUtility.GetSPField('ID').GetValue();
var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('Invoices');
var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
camlQuery.set_viewXml('<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name=\'ID\'/><Value Type=\'Number\'>'+ invoiceitemID +'</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>'); 
var listItems = oList.getItems(camlQuery);
var e = listItems.getEnumerator();
while (e.moveNext()){
     Netamount = listItems.get_item('Nettobetrag');

But this is not working.


After loading the items, the query needs to be executed and then the result should be parsed in the success handler. Example:

function retrieveListItems(siteUrl) {
    var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(siteUrl);
    var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('Announcements');

    var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
        '<View><Query><Where><Geq><FieldRef Name=\'ID\'/>' + 
        '<Value Type=\'Number\'>1</Value></Geq></Where></Query>' + 
    this.collListItem = oList.getItems(camlQuery);

        Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded), 
        Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed)

function onQuerySucceeded(sender, args) {
    var listItemInfo = '';
    var listItemEnumerator = collListItem.getEnumerator();

    while (listItemEnumerator.moveNext()) {
        var oListItem = listItemEnumerator.get_current();
        listItemInfo += '\nID: ' + oListItem.get_id() + 
            '\nTitle: ' + oListItem.get_item('Title') + 
            '\nBody: ' + oListItem.get_item('Body');


See this for more information: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj163201.aspx

  • Thank you Nadeem. The caml query works for number or text fields but its not working for lookup column like this var Belegnummer = SPUtility.GetSPField('Belegnummer').GetValue(); var camlQuery1 = new SP.CamlQuery(); camlQuery1.set_viewXml('<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name=\'AttachedToInvoiceID\'/><Value Type=\'Lookup\'>'+ Belegnummer +'</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>'); Something wrong with Query ?. Apr 27 '15 at 21:03

Rather than write (and debug) your own query, I would recommend using the GetListItems function of the SPServices library. If you're using JavaScript, it's super easy to implement both jQuery and the SPServices library to get some awesome & much-needed functionality.

Once you have the libraries loaded on your page (I usually put them in my master page), getting the items in a list (full or filtered) can be done with a single snippet of code:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
    operation: "GetListItems",
    async: false,
    listName: "Announcements",
    CAMLViewFields: "<ViewFields><FieldRef Name='Title' /></ViewFields>",
    completefunc: function (xData, Status) {
      $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").each(function() {
        var liHtml = "<li>" + $(this).attr("ows_Title") + "</li>";

For more info, see http://spservices.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Lists.

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