I have multiple document templates attached to a content type for a document library. Is there any way through designer workflows or jquery to get the document template url.

Below is the url for configuring the document templates for a document library.


  • Multiple templates attached to content type OR multiple content type attached to a document library? – Atish Dipongkor Oct 16 '15 at 16:51
  • Each template is attached to a content type. I.e if I have 3 content types which are in use for a document library. Each content type has a separate template – sandy143 Oct 18 '15 at 17:51

Document template's URL can be found in the following end-point.

/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Your Library Name')/ContentTypes?$select=DocumentTemplate,DocumentTemplateUrl

You have to make a GET request in the above URL using jQuery.

function getTemplateUrl(libraryName) {
    var url = "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('" + libraryName + "')/ContentTypes?$select=DocumentTemplate,DocumentTemplateUrl"
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + url,
        type: "GET",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function(data) {
        error: function(error) {

Response will be like following

  "d": {
    "results": [
        "__metadata": {
          "id": "https://yoursite.sharepoint.com/_api/Web/Lists(guid'63ff3aad-360b-4484-aade-283e603a975e')/ContentTypes('0x010100DA61ED65E37DE94084A585C06CB4F2D5')",
          "uri": "https://yoursite.sharepoint.com/_api/Web/Lists(guid'63ff3aad-360b-4484-aade-283e603a975e')/ContentTypes('0x010100DA61ED65E37DE94084A585C06CB4F2D5')",
          "type": "SP.ContentType"
        "DocumentTemplate": "/Shared Documents/Forms/template.dotx",
        "DocumentTemplateUrl": "/Shared Documents/Forms/template.dotx"
        "__metadata": {
          "id": "https://yoursite.sharepoint.com/_api/Web/Lists(guid'63ff3aad-360b-4484-aade-283e603a975e')/ContentTypes('0x010100009856EF229E504FBF311FF61AB0E7000003FD588DCA1E6E4AB5A28B8441C27671')",
          "uri": "https://yoursite.sharepoint.com/_api/Web/Lists(guid'63ff3aad-360b-4484-aade-283e603a975e')/ContentTypes('0x010100009856EF229E504FBF311FF61AB0E7000003FD588DCA1E6E4AB5A28B8441C27671')",
          "type": "SP.ContentType"
        "DocumentTemplate": "Excel Template.xlsx",
        "DocumentTemplateUrl": "/Shared Documents/Forms/Excel Content Type/Excel Template.xlsx"
  • This is exactly what I want. Awesome.... I will add it in my blog – sandy143 Oct 19 '15 at 18:09
  • Then share with me – Atish Dipongkor Oct 19 '15 at 18:13
  • but when I use this document url it updating the template. My scenario was to create a new document in to the document library using this template url.. Any idea why it behaving like that – sandy143 Oct 20 '15 at 15:59
  • I did not get your scenario. Please explain more – Atish Dipongkor Oct 20 '15 at 16:02
  • once we copy paste the url in a browser it open up the template. Now when I add some content and save the template it is not saving in the document library. where as it is updating the document template. It should as a new document in the document library right? – sandy143 Oct 20 '15 at 16:06

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