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I've following issue. Function which supopse to create new item on the list, adds the row only when the list is situated in the root node (webUrl = "http://rootserver.com/";) whereas when it is placed in different location the addition doesn't work (webUrl = "http://rootserver.com/cases/SLS/SLS-2015-00003/";). Here is my function.

function createListItem(title,hours,server) {
//var webUrl = "http://rootserver.com/cases/SLS/SLS-2015-00003/";
//var webUrl = "http://rootserver.com/";
var webUrl = server;
var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(webUrl);
//debugger; 
var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('TimeRegistration');

var itemCreateInfo = new SP.ListItemCreationInformation();
this.oListItem = oList.addItem(itemCreateInfo);
oListItem.set_item('Title', title);
oListItem.set_item('Hours', hours);
 oListItem.update();

clientContext.load(oListItem);
    clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded_Create), Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed)); 
}

Any ideas why is that?

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  • Does the User have the according permissions to alter the list item? Try access via "...../lists/..."
    – Dave
    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:41
  • You mean _api/lists/getbytitle('TimeRegistration')? Yes, I can retrieve the list. Dec 15, 2015 at 11:43
  • hmmm... ok... Is "cases/SLS/SLS-2015-00003/" a subsite or a site collection? If subsite: Try to reduce the path to the actual site collection.
    – Dave
    Dec 15, 2015 at 11:47
  • Yes, it is a subsite. What do you mean 'reduce the path..'? Could you give an example? Dec 15, 2015 at 11:50
  • What errors do you get in the Console? Are really running on http? Dec 15, 2015 at 12:15

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I am not sure why it works at the root and not at the other location, but I am wondering if it has to do with how you are executing the query. Just before the query you are calling

clientcontext.load(oListItem);

This is telling the system to go out and get the data from the server, however the data is not yet there. It has been a while since I have written any CSOM code, but I am pretty sure you do not need to load into the context a new item before you execute it because it is already there ready to be executed. What happens if you remove that line? Does it fail utterly or does it make a difference?

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  • Well, the whole example is from MSDN page: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj163201.aspx and there is clientContext.load(oList); directive. I doesnt work either if I remove this line. Dec 15, 2015 at 13:25
  • Yah, it was a shot in the dark. Thanks for letting me know. It was the only thing I could see that (to me) looks possibly out of place. If I think of something else I will come back. Good luck. Dec 15, 2015 at 13:27

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