I am trying to update share point list item using rest api.

I can update Item using ID but I want to Update that item which column Name Title is like "DA5000" its unique field so can I do this ?? if yes then how to achieve this..?

I was try to update using ID its work well but I want to Update using title item value

Any Help will Appreciated

Thanks in advance..

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    Could you add some Background as to why you want this? Might give more and possibly better solutions Apr 14, 2016 at 8:24

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Well, it depends how you are getting the item.

If you are getting it via the URL like this:


Where the number in the brackets "(50)" is the item ID you can get an item e.G. like this:

/_api/lists/getbytitle('News')/items?$filter=Title eq 'FAQ'

So the URL is looking for an item, where in the title column FAQ is the content.

In general:

/_api/lists/getbytitle('<ListName>')/items?$filter=<InternalColumnName> eq '<Value>'

To check the internal column names you can just use this:


Then use that name for the in the filter.

Hope this could help.

  • I was tried it but its give 400 bad request error Apr 14, 2016 at 7:54
  • updated answer. Could you add the output of that (the column you want to filter) in your question?
    – Patrick
    Apr 14, 2016 at 7:59
  • patrick i want to filter title column. have you try to update like this before? is it work? Apr 14, 2016 at 10:32
  • actually in my when i approve in my one list then one random unique string generate and add in this list.so i don’t have that item ID .but i have that string so i want to update on that. Apr 14, 2016 at 10:35
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    As Patrick mentions in his answer, you need to do two REST calls. First to get the ID of the item, then to update.
    – Submits
    Apr 14, 2016 at 12:02

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