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 – SP Developer Feb 29 '16 at 5:48

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&$select=Author/Id"
  • You can try like this to get the ID of the Authour without expanding the field var Ownurl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Listname')/items?$select=AuthorId" – Vishnu PS Jul 30 '16 at 9:35

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