How can I get CreatedBy field using REST API SharePoint? Below is the code

var Ownurl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Listname')/items?$select=Author,ID&$filter=ID eq 1;  

               url: Ownurl,  
               headers: { Accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" },  
               success: function (data) {  
                        var items = data.d.results;  
                        if (items[0].Author!= "") {  
                                author = items[0].Author;
                        },eror: function (data) {  
                            alert("An error occurred. Please try again.");  

But somehow I am not able to get Author. Is there anything wrong?

Any help would be appreciated


  • CreatedBy is type of person & group. So i think you have to make changes in query. Refer this link Feb 29, 2016 at 5:48

1 Answer 1


Please try following REST URL, you must expand the Person and Group field.

var Ownurl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Listname')/items?$filter=Id eq 1&$expand=Author&$select=Author/Id"
  • 1
    You can try like this to get the ID of the Authour without expanding the field var Ownurl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Listname')/items?$select=AuthorId"
    – Vishnu PS
    Jul 30, 2016 at 9:35
  • @VishnuPS I get Column 'AuthorId' does not exist doing that.
    – vapcguy
    Aug 28, 2019 at 13:54
  • @VishnuPS Could you please share your REST API Url.. Aug 28, 2019 at 14:46
  • @VishnuPS Actually, I figured out my issue. I could not include a filter like I wanted to do. That line was fine. It just meant I would have to check for the length of my results and iterate each one, then check if the data.d.results[i].AuthorId == authorId; ...
    – vapcguy
    Aug 28, 2019 at 20:45
  • @RohitWaghela That actually IS the entire API URL... And I couldn't get your version to work, but his was fine...
    – vapcguy
    Aug 28, 2019 at 20:46

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