In my Sp2013, I tried this link


and it gets all properties including the custom managed ones from crawling. And one of them is called Office which comes in the xml from above link.

This is in the big xml thats returned

            <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

But then if I try this


it says Office is not found...

How can I get it to return that?


  • have you tried with other property? may be property name is different what you typing...also try this way siteurl/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/…
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 17:59
  • I tried it, and the pictureUrl, and also even email works. Its just the custom managed ones that don't work.
    – omega
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:01
  • have u tried Select?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:09
  • yess and it didnt work
    – omega
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 19:01
  • Not sure if it's helpful but we use CSWP to achieve this since we can do dynamic query in CSWP. All we put is "Office:{User.Office}" then the search will automatically filter on current user's office, or you can default to current user's office and sort by that property.
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 18:12

3 Answers 3


If you want to get only the specific property value then use "getuserprofilepropertyfor" & pass the current user login name

      url: "http://<site url>/_api/sp.userprofiles.peoplemanager
        /getuserprofilepropertyfor(accountName=@v, propertyname='Office')
      type: "GET",
      headers: { "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose" },
      success: successHandler,
      error: errorHandler
  • this worked, but how can I do this for current user?
    – omega
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:05
  • use _spPageContextInfo.userLoginName to pass the current user login name if you are not an AD user. apply escapeProperly function before adding it to rest call escapeProperly(_spPageContextInfo.userLoginName) Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:09
  • I tried alert(_spPageContextInfo.userLoginName); but it says undefined.
    – omega
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:10
  • server/site/_api/Web/CurrentUser/LoginName Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:15
  • 2
    But thats then 2 ajax calls (one to get username, then one more to get office). I only want 1 call
    – omega
    Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 18:15

Try below approach. It worked fine for me.

var siteUrl = "http://mysite";
        url: siteUrl + "/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetMyProperties",
        method: "GET",
        headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
        success: function (data) {
             for (var i = 0; i < data.d.UserProfileProperties.results.length; i++)
                if(data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Key == "Office")

        error: error


http://mysite/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/getuserprofilepropertyfor(accountame=@v, propertyname='Office')?@v='*AccountName*'

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