I have the following code:

window.onload = function () {
    var setTime = // i dont know what to do here
    var fiveMinutes = 60 * setTime;
        display = document.querySelector('#timer2');
    startTimer(fiveMinutes, display);

What I want is var setTime to get the value or retrieve from list with column named testval the datatype for testval is number.


3 Answers 3


You can reference snippet below for getting list value through JSOM

function retrieveListItems() {
        targetList = list.getByTitle("your list name"); //get the list details
        var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery(); //initiate the query object
        '<View><Query><Where><Contains><FieldRef Name=\'Title\'/>' +
        '<Value Type=\'Text\'>V</Value></Contains></Where></Query>' +
        itemColl = targetList.getItems(camlQuery);
        //returns the item collectionbased on the query
        context.executeQueryAsync(retrieveListItemsSuccess, retrieveListItemsFail);

function retrieveListItemsSuccess() {
var listItemEnumerator = itemColl.getEnumerator();
 while (listItemEnumerator.moveNext()) {
 var oListItem = listItemEnumerator.get_current();
 var listDetails =oListItem.get_item('Title') ;

 // This function is executed if the above call fails
 function retrieveListItemsFail(sender, args) {
    alert('Failed to get list items. Error:' + args.get_message());

I do it also most of the time with REST (ajax) like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

    $(document).ready(function() {
        // Rest URL
        var requestUri = "/_api/lists/getbytitle('MyList')/items";

                url: requestUri,
                type: "GET",
                headers: { "ACCEPT": "application/json;odata=verbose" },
                success: function (data) {
                    $.each(data.d.results, function (i, item){
                        var title = item.Title;

                        // Do something                     

                error: function () {
                    alert("Something went wrong");


Hope it helped!


You can use rest api to get this

make a request to this page, it will return items in the list

http://somesharepointsite/sites/viewstyle/_api/Web/Lists/GetByTitle('Employee List')/items?$select=To/Title,To/ID&$expand=To"
  • how can i do that? Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 10:49
  • you can make an ajax call and get the data Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 10:51

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