For a development i need to get the current view in a library. I added a content editor webpart on allitems.aspx that links to a js file. inside i have to get the current view id. I can have listid but viewid is always null

Here is how i do

var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var web = context.get_web();
var listID = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedList();
var viewID = SP.ListOperation.ViewOperation.getSelectedView();
console.log("listID ="+viewID );//here is null

I've searched in google without succes

Thanks for your help

  • Ideally your code is correct and it should work.... please refer below link some more details are given here... sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/125436/… Oct 25, 2016 at 19:14
  • I follow this post but it doesn't work. it returns null Oct 25, 2016 at 19:58
  • Wrap your code in a function and try executing your code using ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(getListViewId, "sp.js");
    – Aveenav
    Oct 25, 2016 at 20:01

1 Answer 1


In a Library View (thus ONE ListView WebPart on the page) the view ID is in:



the list ID is:


that _spPageContextInfo object has a whole lot more you might be interested in.. inspect it in F12 dev tools..

  • Hi, i use your solution but it's undefined in my case. (i have a content editor webpart on my page documentlibrary that load a js file) Oct 28, 2016 at 7:44
  • Then you are probably trying to access it before the page is done loading _spPageContextInfo is core SharePoint functionality Oct 28, 2016 at 7:47
  • if i look with developer tool i have: _spPageContextInfo.pageListId but no other guid. Here is which properties i have: sympmarc.com/2013/03/26/… Oct 28, 2016 at 9:44
  • That is a blog from 2013, the link in my reply is 3 years younger... Oct 28, 2016 at 10:22
  • I trust you but in my SP2013 Foundation i have only the properties i showed you. Do you know an other solution to get current view? Oct 28, 2016 at 13:16

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