Path is a calculated field in Menu list of my sharepoint application. It concatenates two numbers into a path like below:

1/2, 1/3, 2/4, 2/2

I want to sort my List based on this field but get the below error. How can i solve this?


    error: {
        code: "-1, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException"
        message: {
            lang: "en-US"
            value: "The field 'Path' of type 'Calculated' cannot be used in the query sort expression."

2 Answers 2


I don't believe SharePoint's REST API supports ordering or filtering on calculated columns.

The workaround is to use the ListData web service, like so:


  • 3
    Are there any updates on this for Office365 sites? I still cannot filter on calculated columns using the 2013 style REST call (_api/web)
    – Aamir
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 17:05
  • Not that I know of. Why not just use the ListData Web service?
    – Submits
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 17:44
  • Thats what I am now using, i.e. ListData.svc, but was hoping if there were any updates so that I can use the _api/web and the functionality that comes with it. Oh well.
    – Aamir
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 19:38

We can't use filter or orderby on Calculated fields in this REST method like : _api/web/getbytitile or /_api/Web/lists('{ID}') in SharePoint 2013

but in 2010 we can call _vti_bin/listdata.svc but we still call it in 2013 and Microsoft still supporting that way : this article

for filter only way use this method in JavaScript or another instead of:

     var chartData = [];
          function (data) {

              var listItems = data.d.results;

              for (var i = 0; i < listItems .length; i++) {
              if( Number(listItems[i].FIELDFILTER) != 0)

for orderby only way use this method in javascript or another instead :

function dynamicSortMultiple() {
     * save the arguments object as it will be overwritten
     * note that arguments object is an array-like object
     * consisting of the names of the properties to sort by
    var props = arguments;
    return function (obj1, obj2) {
        var i = 0, result = 0, numberOfProperties = props.length;
        /* try getting a different result from 0 (equal)
         * as long as we have extra properties to compare
        while(result === 0 && i < numberOfProperties) {
            result = dynamicSort(props[i])(obj1, obj2);
        return result;

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