I would like to give user some notification with the ID of the item on status bar when a new item is added to a list, so far I got the javascript code for display text in status bar, but I don't know how to determine when the item is added to the list and how to get ID of the item.

What I want is something like this:

 if(mylist.itemJustAdded ==true){

I already have fn_appendStatusBar(), but, how do I properly construct this if statement condition?

  • depends on where you are adding the new item, from a list webpart?
    – Mike
    Jul 10, 2015 at 23:57
  • Are you adding a new item using list's oob form or you have made a custom form in which you have javascript code to add an item
    – Asad Refai
    Jul 11, 2015 at 5:09
  • @Mike sorry for late response, I'm adding item from list webpart.
    – SSilicon
    Jul 12, 2015 at 3:41

1 Answer 1


Using NewForm.aspx

If you are using the default new form to add items to the list, add the following javascript on the page you're redirecting to.

function getLastItemID(){
var queryBuffer = [];
queryBuffer.push("<Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='Author' LookupId='TRUE' /><Value Type='User'>"+_spUserId+"</Value></Eq></Where>");
queryBuffer.push("<OrderBy><FieldRef Name='ID' Ascending='FALSE' /></OrderBy>");
var res = spjs_QueryItems({listName:thisListGuid,query:queryBuffer.join(''),viewFields:['ID'],rowLimit:1});
        alert("An error occurred. Most likely the parameter \"thisListGuid\" is wrong.");
else if(res.count>0){
return res.items[0].ID;
return '';


var id= getLastItemID();

1. Replace thislistGuid with the listName or GUID.
2. You need to download spjs-utility.js and refer it in your javascript. You can find it here: spjs-utility.js
Source: spjsblog

Using Custom Form

If you are using a custom form, you can get the ID when you're adding the item to the list:

var clientContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var webSite = clientContext.get_web();
var lists = webSite.get_lists();
var testList = lists.getByTitle("TestList");
var itemCreationInfo = new SP.ListItemCreationInformation();
var listItem = testList.addItem(itemCreationInfo);
listItem.set_item("bla", "bla");
function onQuerySucceeded() {

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