I'm trying to call the `getpropertiesfor? SharePoint Online's REST endpoint.


I'm logged in and am just pasting the url into the browser. I am web encoding the string parameter @v. So my complete URL looks like this.


Still I only get the error message.

The query string "accountName" is missing or invalid.

Any pointers on what's wrong? If I call an endpoint without parameters, like the /sp.userprofiles.peoplemanager.gettrendingtags endpoint it works and I get a correct response.

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    The call should look like this: http://siteurl/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetPropertiesFor(accountName=@v)?@v='i:0%23.f|membership|[email protected]' Reference: sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/148320/10271
    – Mx.
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 16:50
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    Thanks, so weird, I can swear I've tried all permutations of everything, from start to end, twice. Nothing worked. Now all of the sudden it works. :) Well, I must have made an error somewhere. Thank you for your time and help.
    – Molotch
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 18:36
  • I am getting the same error. my user name is eaonn.o'[email protected] what should I do to resolve this issue.
    – user88090
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 12:26

3 Answers 3


I also had the same issue but resolved it finally;

Resolution: all the characters should be encoded after @v= (as below)

@v=%27i%3A0%23.f%7Cmemb‌​ership|[email protected]‌​om%27

Full URL will be: http://siteurl/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetPropert‌​iesFor(accountName=@‌​v)?@v=%27i%3A0%23.f%7Cmemb‌​ership|[email protected]‌​om%27


As Mx writes in the comment the url formatted as shown here works.

http://siteurl/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetPropert‌​iesFor(accountName=@‌​v)?@v='i:0%23.f|memb‌​ership|[email protected]‌​om'

Still not sure where the "accountName=@v" addition comes from though. In the documentation (see link in first post) there's no mentioning you have to specify "accountName=", just that you have to supply your account name as a parameter.


Here's something that worked for me. After you encode the account name, you still need to replace ':' and '#'.

var encodeAccountName = encodeURI(accountName);
encodeAccountName = encodeAccountName.replace(':', '%3A');
encodeAccountName = encodeAccountName.replace('#', '%23');

In the url you also need to replace '@' in the ?@v= to ?%40v=

'/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/getuserprofilepropertyfor(accountname=@v, propertyname=\'Department\')?%40v=\'' + encodeAccountName + '\''

This is working as this time of writing.

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