I have one summery custom list in which I have lookup column of detail list.

So I am retrieve all data from it using expand it. But in detail list I also have one lookup column of personal Detail list.

Now how can I get personal Detail from lookup of summery list.

Any help will highly appreciated.

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You can not $expand any lookup column of child list. You can only $expand all lookup column of parent list. Let say, you are querying on A list and A has a lookup column from B list. B has a lookup column from C list. So if you are querying on A list, then you can only $expand all columns of B.


You can not $expand any column from C. The reason is there is no direct relation between A and C.


At first get the item Id of B list, then make another REST call to B and $expand the columns of C

/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('B')/items({ItemId})?$select={select column from c}&$expand=C

You can use SharePoint REST Client to test your query.


You can make a batch request as you have many items from B.

Make batch requests with the REST APIs

  • i know there is no way to get nested lookup column data . i just want alternative way. you are right but i have multiple lookup so i have to call multiple time to get there id and then expand it. so i think this is not good way to call multiple request from mobile. Aug 31, 2016 at 9:13
  • alternative way is to make another GET request that I have mentioned as workaround Aug 31, 2016 at 9:16
  • yes i can achieve using your optional way but i have multiple lookup in A list then i have to get all item id from list b then from there id i have call all items to expand lookup of C.so if i have 6 item in A then i have to call 6 time in C to expand it data. Aug 31, 2016 at 9:21
  • In that case you can make a batch request Aug 31, 2016 at 9:32
  • can you please provide any example for batch request in REST Aug 31, 2016 at 9:43

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