I am using SPServices GetListItems method to retrieve items from a document library and show them on the screen. So far I am able to get the Title of the items and append them to a div on the page. The problem is when I try to get the URL of the item, it returns Undefined. Here is the code I am using:

    operation: "GetListItems",
    async: false,
    listName: "News",
    CAMLViewFields: "<ViewFields><FieldRef Name='Title' /><FieldRef Name='Url' /></ViewFields>",
    completefunc: function (xData, Status) {
        $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").each(function() {
            var href = ($(this).attr("ows_Url"));
            var title = ($(this).attr("ows_Title"));
            var liHtml = "<p><a href='" + href + "'>" + title + "</a></p>";

After researching the issue myself, I read that ows_Url is a managed property and I think it may not be retrievable? Is this correct? If this is the case, how can I get this URL attribute?


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In a document library, you'd want to use the ows_FileRef field to pull the URL of the file. This will get you a value like, /managedpath/site/library/filename.jpg, which is what I think you're after here.


Document library does not have any URL column unless you create custom one. I think your requirement is to get the the URL and Title of documents. In document library there is a hidden column named FileRef. It stores document's relative path like


So your CAMLViewFields should look like following

    <FieldRef Name='Title' />
    <FieldRef Name='FileRef' />

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