I have a discussion board with posts on it.

Discussion Board 1




I want to "like" the item in post2 in "Discussion Board 1". How would I do this via REST or JSOM. I have looked into the Social Feed and I can't understand how that works in relation to a specific list. It seems to pull back data based on a variety of information in the users profile.

2 Answers 2


you can use JSOM to like an Item

 var  setLike = function (context, listId, itemId, isLike, likescount) {
            SP.SOD.executeFunc('reputation.js', 'Microsoft.Office.Server.ReputationModel.Reputation', function () {
                Microsoft.Office.Server.ReputationModel.Reputation.setLike(context, listId, itemId, isLike);
                context.executeQueryAsync(function () {

        }, function (sender, args) { console.error(args.get_message()) });
            return false;

isLike is a boolean value, you can get to know whether to like or unlike by

var getisLiked = function (likedby) {
        var isliked = false;
        if (likedby !== null && likedby !== undefined) {

            for (var i = 0; i < likedby.length; i++) {
                var like = likedby[i];
                if (like.get_lookupId() === _spPageContextInfo.userId) {
                    isliked = true;

        return isliked;

likedBy is the Value of "LikedBy" column (internal name)

  • Where does reputation.js come from? I don't see that file anywhere on the SharePoint instance I am running on. Aug 19, 2015 at 15:13
  • Also, where does the parameter "likedby" come form in the second method? Aug 19, 2015 at 15:37
  • it comes from LikedBy(internalname) column of the list Aug 19, 2015 at 16:36
  • use get_fieldValues() method on listitem to get the JSON response, you can see LikedBy there Aug 19, 2015 at 16:37
  • reputation.js is "/_layouts/15/reputation.js", if it not registerd by default on you masterpage, call RegisterSod('reputation.js','/_layouts/15/reputation.js'); at the top of your js Aug 19, 2015 at 16:40
<script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var followingEndpoint;
var URL;
var website;
var clientContext;

SP.SOD.executeFunc('sp.js', 'SP.ClientContext', loadWebsite);

function loadWebsite() {
    clientContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
    website = clientContext.get_web();

function onRequestSucceeded() {
    URL = website.get_url();
    followingEndpoint = decodeURIComponent(URL) + "/_api/social.following";

function onRequestFailed(sender, args) {
    alert('Error: ' + args.get_message());

function getFollowedDocs() {
        url: followingEndpoint + "/my/Followed(types=2)",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose"
        success: retrieveFollowedDocs,
        error: function (xhr, ajaxOptions, thrownError) {
            alert("GET error:\n" + xhr.status + "\n" + thrownError);

function retrieveFollowedDocs(data) {
    var stringData = JSON.stringify(data);
    var jsonObject = JSON.parse(stringData);
    var followed = jsonObject.d.Followed.results;
    //var threads = followed.results;
    var followedContent = '';
    followedContent +='<table><thead><tr><th>Title</th></tr></thead></table><ul>';

  for (var i = 0; i < followed.length; i++)  {
        //The Below if condition is for the Document limit. I need 5 documents to be displayed so given i=5. Based on your requirement you can the number.
    if (i ==5)  {
        var qryString = window.location.href;
        var qrySplit = qryString.split('?');
        if (qrySplit.length > 1)  {
        else  {

        var folDocs = followed[i];
        var NamewithExtn = folDocs.Name;
        var docName = NamewithExtn.split('.');
        var Name = docName[0];
        var ContentURL = folDocs.Uri;
        followedContent += '<li>';
        followedContent += '<table><tbody><tr><td><a href="'+URL+'">'+Name+'</a>';
        followedContent += '</td></tr></tbody></table>';
        followedContent += '</li>'
    followedContent +='</ul>';
    innerTable = '';
    <div id="message"></div>

Put a link for discussion, so you can follow a document by configure MySites. In MySites there is Document Library created with all the followed documents.

Use above code if you want to display the liked messages.

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