In REST API when I pass a value with &(ex: India & China), it throws error and when I checked it in browser it shows &amnp; in place of &.

https://test/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Team')/Items?$filter=(Title eq 'India & China')

What shall I do to fix this?

  • You are missing to close the value in the end. ('). Jan 14, 2016 at 8:48
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    Try use encodeURI() on your value (see sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/164673/…) Jan 14, 2016 at 8:51
  • Any help from my answer? @vikashkumar Jan 18, 2016 at 4:42
  • yes, but it was not working by directly putting it to the url so I have taken a variable to store encodeURIComponent("India & China")+"') and then I added it to url.
    – KumarV
    Jan 18, 2016 at 5:50

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You need to use encodeURIComponent() not encodeURI()

Query Url should look like

/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Team')/Items?$filter=(Title eq '"+encodeURIComponent("India & China")+"')

encodeURIComponent() vs encodeURI()

If list name contains any special character like /, ?, :, @, &, =, +, $ or #, then use encodeURI().

In $filter always use encodeURIComponent().

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