I am struggling with grabbing the text from a lookup column. The field contains a link with text, and in my JS code, I would like to access the field's text contents (not the link).

If I use oListItem.get_item("columnName"), the return value is an object (console prints [Object object]). I noticed on some forums, there was a method get_fieldValuesAsText(). Link here

This method, in theory would return the text value in the column in question. My question, is will this work, and, where can I find some examples of using this.

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For getting lookup value use this:

var columnFieldValue = oListItem.get_item("columnName");
var lookupValue = columnFieldValue.get_lookupValue();
var lookupId = columnFieldValue.get_lookupId();
  • When i added this line it says get_lookupValue() isn't a function? Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 16:01
  • is field "columnName" lookup? Or it has another type? If it's hyperlink type use .get_description() and .get_url() Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 6:10
  • it only worked like this: Picture += oListItem.get_item("PictureName").get_lookupValue(); Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 18:17

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