When i try to execute sample batch code in Sharepoint server 2013 i'm getting the error 'Cannot find resource for the request $batch'

Int16 listRetrievalCount = 0;

        if (IsPostBack)
            // Get the host web's URL.
            sharepointUrl = new Uri(Request.QueryString["SPHostUrl"]);

        // Create the parent request
        var batchRequest = new BatchODataRequest(String.Format("{0}/_api/", sharepointUrl)); // ctor adds "$batch"
        batchRequest.SetHeader("Authorization", "Bearer " + accessToken);

        using (var oDataMessageWriter = new ODataMessageWriter(batchRequest))
            var oDataBatchWriter = oDataMessageWriter.CreateODataBatchWriter();

            // Create the two child query operations.
                 "GET", new Uri(sharepointUrl.ToString() + "/_api/Web/lists/getbytitle('Composed Looks')/items?$select=Title"));

               "GET", new Uri(sharepointUrl.ToString() + "/_api/Web/lists/getbytitle('User Information List')/items?$select=Title"));


        // Parse the response and bind the data to the UI controls
        var oDataResponse = batchRequest.GetResponse();

Eorror is thrown in GetResponse function. Code taken from https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/office/dn903506.aspx

2 Answers 2


Are you using this code against SharePoint Online / O365 or against an on-premise SharePoint server? AFAIK, the $batch operation is supported only in case of the former ones, see this post:

SharePoint Online and the Office 365 APIs implement the OData $batch query option

  • i'm tring in the on-premise SharePoint server. it will work ? Apr 29, 2015 at 12:55
  • No, based on my experience and based on the official documentation I referred to, it won't.
    – pholpar
    Apr 29, 2015 at 13:14
  • When i excute code i'm getting the CONTENT-TYPE as 'application/atom+xml;type=feed;charset=utf-8' in response. Is there any way to get the json in response Apr 30, 2015 at 6:08

There is an option to fall back to 2010 batch operation. but but you won't be able to use listdata.svc if you need something not related to the Lists


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