In the "Created By"List Column I need to search if Current login user is present or not using Java Script. How can I achieve that.

  • Can you explain a bit more on what you want to achieve? SharePoint without JavaScript does not do much. It won't display Views so created by is never displayed/processed front-end side. Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 8:54
  • I have list where I need to update list items based on logged in user. So First I need to check who is logged in user (I did) now I want to check if that user name presents in that Particular List's created By column.so that I can take the Item Id and update the value. Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 8:57
  • Where do you want to execute this code? In the List View? Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 9:33
  • You need to check it for all items or a particular item? Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 9:40
  • Need to check the items for a particular item i.e. created by Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 9:44

3 Answers 3


So you need to check if

Created By == Current User

You can find current user by following line of code

var currentUserId = _spPageContextInfo.userId

Now filter items based on currentUserId. You have to make a GET request in the following URL

/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('List Name')/Items?$filter=AuthorId eq currentUserId

Full code should look like following

    function currentUsersItems(listName, currentUserId) {
    var url = "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('" + listName + "')/Items?$filter=AuthorId eq " + currentUserId + "";
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + url,
        type: "GET",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function(data) {
            var currentUsersItems = data.d.results;
        error: function(error) {
  • He wants it for all items. So I think it should be /items?$filter=AuthorId eq <userID>.
    – Akhoy
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 9:45
  • Thanks @Akhoy. His question and comments messed me up. I am giving a update Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 9:49

Provided you are executing this in a VIEW with the Created By column displayed all information is available in the ctx object and _spPageContextInfo and you do not need any round-trips back to the server

proof of concept code, run from Dev Console

   var user=row.Author[0];
       console.info('match',user.title,'item ID',row.ID)

You can use CSR or other coding techniques to process per ListItem

PS. I presume you know you can filter a View on the Current User with:


Its a 2 step work.

First is to get the current logged in user and store it in variable

// Getting current user
var currentUser = null;
function getCurrentUser() {
    try {
        var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
        var tempcurrentUser = clientContext.get_web().get_currentUser();
        clientContext.executeQueryAsync(function () {
            var index = tempcurrentUser.get_loginName().indexOf('|') + 1;
            currentUser = tempcurrentUser.get_loginName().substring(index);

        function () {
    catch (err) {

Second is to query SharePoint List with item Id and check if the current user is the one in created by field value.

//Get the list item whose Id is 4. Note that this is the ID of the item in the list, not a reference to its position in the collection.
var itemId = 4;   
var targetListItem;

function runCode() {
  var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(); 
  var targetList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('YourListName');
  targetListItem = targetList.getItemById(itemId);
  clientContext.load(targetListItem, 'Author');
  clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded), Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed));

function onQuerySucceeded() {

    if(currentUser == targetListItem.get_item('Author') {
        // Its checked that current user is the creator of this item
        // Here you write code to update your item


function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
  alert('Request failed. \nError: ' + args.get_message() + '\nStackTrace: ' + args.get_stackTrace());
  • But here I need to iterate every author name in the list to match with the login user name ... Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 9:58
  • You can use caml query where createdby=currentUser. With the help of this query you will get all items whose author is current user example you get 5 items. Then you update those 5 items.
    – Asad Refai
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 10:00

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