I am building a form using REST and am trying to create a drop down based on a person/group field.

'..ListData.svc/listNameFieldName' does not seem to work for those field types and accessing '..ListData.svc/UserInformationList' does not identify group members.

Is there a way for me to access this information via REST? If not, would using JSOM/SPServices provide a solution?

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You can get below REST method to get users from the group.

GET request example: Get the users in a group

  url: "<app web url>/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web
    ?@target='<host web url>'",
  method: "GET",
  headers: { "accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
  success: successHandler,
  error: errorHandler
  • 1
    Will this solution work for SharePoint 2010? I believe that AppContextSite is only for 2013.
    – exSQZme
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 13:26
  • Yes it will work
    – Hardik
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 13:27

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