I am writing a SharePoint add-in to add list items to a host web list. I use an AppContextSite object to fetch the list and add an item to it. I then try to do an appSiteContext.load(listItem) call since this is how it is done through a normal client context object. However it appears that this call does not work for an AppContextSite object (error says load is not a function). Anyone know the equivalent call to load a list item to a host web list? I have tried to research however MSDN provides very little documentation about the AppContextSite object. Here is my code:

    function editHostList() {
    var hostWebContext = new SP.AppContextSite(context, "https://urimdev.byu.edu/cmoodysite");
    var oList = hostWebContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('Scripts Test');

    var itemCreateInfo = new SP.ListItemCreationInformation();
    var oListItem = oList.addItem(itemCreateInfo);
    oListItem.set_item('Title', 'myItem');
    oListItem.set_item('Amount', '5');

        Function.createDelegate(this, onQuerySucceeded),
        Function.createDelegate(this, onQueryFailed)

    function onQuerySucceeded() {
        alert('Item created: ' + oListItem.get_id());

    function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
        alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() +
            '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());

Any insight will be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer 1


You should use context to call load and executeQueryAsync, which is:

    Function.createDelegate(this, onQuerySucceeded),
    Function.createDelegate(this, onQueryFailed)

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