I have created a custom list and activated rating setting.

I want to count the number of likes and likedby. But when I modify the list view I found Likedby is disable but checked and likedby is not listed in

siteurl /_vti_bin/ListData.svc/SampleList()



Please help me to find the likedby in SharePoint Online.


2 Answers 2


LikedBy is a multi valued lookup column. You have to $expand it in the query. Just make GET request to the following end-point, in response you will get LikesCount and LikedBy

/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('List Name')/Items?$select=LikesCount,LikedBy/Title&$expand=LikedBy

Above query will give you the Title of LikedBy user as I am using LikedBy/Title in $select like following

  "d": {
    "results": [
        "__metadata": {
          "id": "f2592d31-7960-42c1-a51b-b0cbf6238483",
          "uri": "https://xxx.sharepoint.com/_api/Web/Lists(guid'ba8a6814-61cd-4dc6-92f2-ae088316744a')/Items(1)",
          "etag": "\"2\"",
          "type": "SP.Data.Short_x0020_DescriptionListItem"
        "LikedBy": {
          "results": [
              "__metadata": {
                "id": "e81c95c7-b0f0-44ff-aa46-71d6a7782bc8",
                "type": "SP.Data.UserInfoItem"
              "Title": "Mohammad Mazumder"
        "LikesCount": 1

If you need more fields of LikedBy user, then mention them in the $select like following.


If you have time, have a look on this article.


I did something quite similar in SharePoint 2013 on-prem. You can check my step-by-step guide here. Maybe there are some useful information.

Also here a code snippet I used:

var listId = 'E7585AC3-82C5-4D02-A9E9-58A735DB89B9';
var siteUrl = '/';
var itemId = 1;

    function GetLikeCount(j) {

        //alert("Run for Item ID: " + j);  
        var passedItemId = j;
        var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
        var list = context.get_web().get_lists().getById(listId);
        var item = list.getItemById(passedItemId);

        context.load(item, "LikedBy", "ID", "LikesCount");
        context.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, function (success) {

            //Check if the user id of the current users is in the collection LikedBy. 
            var likeDisplay = true;
            var $v_0 = item.get_item('LikedBy');
            var itemc = item.get_item('LikesCount');

            if (!SP.ScriptHelpers.isNullOrUndefined($v_0)) {
                for (var $v_1 = 0, $v_2 = $v_0.length; $v_1 < $v_2; $v_1++){
                    var $v_3 = $v_0[$v_1];
                    if ($v_3.$1E_1 === _spPageContextInfo.userId) {
                        //cb(true, item.get_item('LikesCount'));

                        //alert("Liked by me");
                        likeDisplay = false;
            ChangeLikeText(likeDisplay, itemc, passedItemId);

        }), Function.createDelegate(this, function (sender, args) {


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