I have created one document library,in that library i created some folders. How can i retrieve all folders in a particular doc lib using java script.Any ideas?


Make a GET request to the following URL, It will return all folders

/_api/Web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('" + libraryRelativeUrl + "')/Folders?$select=Name,ServerRelativeUrl

Using jQuery

function getFolders(libraryRelativeUrl) {

    var queryUrl = "/_api/Web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('" + libraryRelativeUrl + "')/Folders?$select=Name,ServerRelativeUrl";
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + queryUrl,
        type: "GET",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function(data) {
        error: function(error) {

libraryRelativeUrl should be a relative URL. Let say library name is XXX, then value will be

var libraryRelativeUrl = _spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl + 'XXX';

Now call the function as below:


No jQuery in your page!! No problem!!

Use XMLHttpRequest()

function getFolders(libraryRelativeUrl) {

    var queryUrl = "/_api/Web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('" + libraryRelativeUrl + "')/Folders?$select=Name,ServerRelativeUrl";

    var xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    xmlhttp.open("GET", _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + queryUrl);

    xmlhttp.setRequestHeader("Accept", "application/json;odata=verbose");

    xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
        if (xmlhttp.readyState == XMLHttpRequest.DONE) {
            if (xmlhttp.status == 200) {
                var response = xmlhttp.responseText;


            } else {
                alert('Error: ' + xmlhttp.statusText)


  • Using rest api i dont no how to retrieve,plz send me full code – chakri Feb 11 '16 at 7:42

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