My script:
I have got a list that I want to populate with a HTML form. I'm using the following but I keep getting ID is not defined in google debugger.


    var itemProperties = {
        '__metadata': { "type": "SP.Data.ChangeOfAddressListListItem" },
        Title: $("#firstName").val(),
        PerOrBus: "True"


         url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('ChangeOfAddressList')/items(" + id + ")",
        type: "POST",
        contentType: "application/json;odata=verbose",
        data: JSON.stringify(itemProperties),
        headers: {
            "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
            "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
            "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
            "IF-MATCH": "*",
            "X-Http-Method": "PATCH"
        success: function (data) {
        error: function (data) {


It is definitely connected to the list alright

1 Answer 1


You have used "id" variable in your code, but where did you define/assign it.

url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('ChangeOfAddressList')/items(" + id + ")
  • Should I put it in the metadata?
    – Stacker
    May 6, 2016 at 9:49
  • id is auto generated on the list side, so I thought I wouldn't need it
    – Stacker
    May 6, 2016 at 9:52
  • id is auto generated when you are creating a new item. For this request form your REST API url without mentioning the ID. url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('ChangeOfAddressList')/items However if you want edit an existing item you need to pass the corresponding List Item ID. url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('ChangeOfAddressList')/items(" + id + ")
    – Karvannan
    May 6, 2016 at 10:01
  • ah yes, that is how I had it originally and it didn't work that way either.
    – Stacker
    May 6, 2016 at 10:18
  • If you are trying to create a new list item then remove "IF-MATCH" and "X-HTTP-METHOD" entries from your request headers. headers: { "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose", "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose", "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(), }
    – Karvannan
    May 6, 2016 at 10:24

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