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I have a display template that uses a javascript file which I would like to have located at the root of my site (web application root).

Using $includeScript how can i refer to the file at this location. I would like to avoid hardcoding the full url if possible. I know ~siteCollection will look for it relative to the current site collection but I need to look for it relative to the entire website.

Thank you

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It can be achieve different ways.

  • Quick way is combination of default JavaScript object and SharePoint page variable.

    var url = window.location.protocol + "//" + window.location.host + _spPageContextInfo.siteServerRelativeUrl;

  • SharePint client Context - 1
    function GetSiteUrl() { var ctx = new SP.ClientContext(); var site = ctx.get_site(); ctx.load(site); ctx.executeQueryAsync(function(s, a){ alert(site.get_url() )}); }

  • SharePoint client Context - 2
    function initialize() { var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); siteCollec = clientContext.get_site(); clientContext.load(siteCollec); clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, getUrl), Function.createDelegate(this, getFailed)); } function getUrl() { alert(site.get_url()); } function getFailed() { alert('Failed to retrieve the server relative URL.'); }

  • Page Variable
    var siteCollectionURL = _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl;

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