I am developing a sharepoint app (add-in) but I'm pretty new to sharepoint over all and need some help.

Asume that I am hosting the app on app-(app_id).sharepointapp.com and from that app I want to call a function or something which returns sharepoint.com which is the actual site (might be called test-site or something like that).

I have been trying to use _spPageContextInfo but I can't find a good match.

PS: Sorry if I've completely battered the SharePoint terminology.

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  • Is that a SharePoint hosted app or provider hosted app? Also provide your code that you are trying... – Dikesh Gandhi Apr 19 '16 at 10:59
  • It is a Sharepoint hosted app – B.Jansson Apr 19 '16 at 11:07
  • So I've added the code in a image above. Above the ajax call I'm just trying a bunch of stuff. I've also found some stuff while searching and it looks like I should be trying to get the SPHostUrl. – B.Jansson Apr 19 '16 at 11:15
  • try this url --> var url = _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" + listName + "')/items" – Dikesh Gandhi Apr 19 '16 at 11:25
  • The problem is that the _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl returns app-(randomid).sharepointapp.com and I want sharepoint.com, or at least that is what I think i need. – B.Jansson Apr 19 '16 at 11:51

Using below methods you will get SPHostUrl and SPAppWebUrl. In hostweb you will get your "sharepoint.com" url.

// read URL parameters
function getQueryStringParameter(param) {
  var params = document.URL.split("?")[1].split("&");
  var strParams = "";
  for (var i = 0; i < params.length; i = i + 1) {
    var singleParam = params[i].split("=");
    if (singleParam[0] == param) {
      return singleParam[1];

$(document).ready(function () {
  // get the URLs of the host web and the app web
  SPAppWebUrl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter("SPAppWebUrl"));
  SPHostUrl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter("SPHostUrl"));

You can take reference from this link.

Hope this will help you.

  • Thank you very much, This solved the problem splendidly! – B.Jansson Apr 19 '16 at 12:57
  • Please upvote my answer....glad to help you. – Dikesh Gandhi Apr 19 '16 at 13:00

SP.PageContextInfo.get_siteAbsoluteUrl(), will give you the Site Collection URL.

SP.PageContextInfo.get_webAbsoluteUrl(), will give you the Site (or subsite) URL.

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