Hi I am doing some work on sharepoint list using jquery. Sharepoint is new environment for me. I have worked in jquery. I am having problem in hitting to List using Ajax. My url will display url is undefined. I have googled it and wrote same piece of code.

This is my jquery code.

<script src=http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jquery-2.1.1.js> </script>
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.1.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function AddNewItem()
            var Title,empID, Description, Quantity, Price,City;
            Title = $("#<%=Title.ClientID%>").val();
            empID = $("#<%=empID.ClientID%>").val();
            Description = $("#<%=description.ClientID%>").val();
            Quantity = $("#<%=Quantity.ClientID%>").val();
            Price = $("#<%=Price.ClientID%>").val();
            City = $("#<%=City.ClientID%>").val();
            url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('NiranjanTest')/items";
            var data = JSON.stringify(
                      "type": "SP.Data.NiranjanTestListItem"
                  "empID": empID,
                  "Description": Description,
                  "Quantity": Quantity,
                  "Price": Price,
                  "City": City


                type: "POST",
                data: data,
                url: url,
                headers: {
                    "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
                    "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
                    "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val()
                success: function (data)

                    alert("New list item has been created successfully.");
                error: function (data) {

                    alert("Failed to create list item.");

Can someone tell me why I am not able to make server call? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you...

  • Are you facing error in _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl? Nov 21, 2016 at 6:13
  • How do you insert the script into SharePoint? Also you can try using F12 developer tool to tackle it. I guess your script is conflict with SharePoint javascript.
    – Mark L
    Nov 21, 2016 at 6:14
  • This should be breaking on the line where you set url, if you're setting it that way. That's not valid JavaScript.
    – wjervis
    Nov 21, 2016 at 12:47

1 Answer 1


why are you using

url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('NiranjanTest')/items";

It should be

var url =  _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('NiranjanTest')/items";

Also can you please check below to debug.

  1. are you getting any value in _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl ?
  2. Are you running above code in SP context, means is above code running on any SharePoint Page ?

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