I have document library A, document library B and document library C. Every library has kinda many items in it. Now I would like to have a counter, which counts the amount of all items and makes a sum out of it. I'm searching for a JavaScript solution for this, so that I can display the amount of items for example in a Content Editor Web Part on any other Site of the same Site Collection.

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    You want to count the number of items in doc lib A, B and C and sum them and show the sum on another page somewhere?
    – Submits
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 11:46
  • That is exactly what I want to realise :)
    – SteffPoint
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 11:47

1 Answer 1


I answered a similar question here.

Your JavaScript would look similar to this (note the use of jQuery):

var count = 0;

    RestGet("listname1", "yourErrorDiv", "Couldn't get from listname1"),
    RestGet("listname2", "yourErrorDiv", "Couldn't get from listname2"),
    RestGet("listname3", "yourErrorDiv", "Couldn't get from listname3")).done(function () {
        // Output results to screen, e.g.:        

// @listName, the name of the list to pull data from
// @errorDiv, a string containing the ID attribute of the DIV that the error message should be displayed in. If this is ommitted, no error message will be displayed on the page
// @errorMessage, a string containing the error message that should be displayed if the call fails
function RestGet(listName, errorDiv, errorMessage) {
    var dfd = $.Deferred();
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" + listName + "')/items",
        type: "GET",
        headers: {
            "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function (data) {
            count = count + data.d.results.length;
        error: function (data) {
            $(String.format("[id='{0}']", errorDiv)).html(message + " Check your browser's console for details of the error.");
    return dfd;
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    You can save on a lot of bytes (and thus load time) when you make it odata=nometadata Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 19:29
  • Thanks guys for your responses. When you say "similar", what do I have to change then? :)
    – SteffPoint
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 5:35
  • I've already changed it to suit your requirement. You need to change the names of "listname1", "listname2" etc. and you need to change yourdiv to whatever DOM element you want to display the final count in.
    – Submits
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 7:33

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