I have an array with multiple SP list-item URLs. I want to get all data from every list-item . I solved the problem with a loop that does a Rest API Request for every single URL. I don't like this solution, because it is really slow to do a request for every item. Is it possible to get this done with a single Rest API request to get a better performance?

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    why you are not just sending that whole array of list Url to server side instead of for loop for every item in an array and get items from the lists in an array from the backside.in this way, you can get all items in one shot! May 2, 2017 at 13:11

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What @Ekta said:

Just get all the items, then in javascript you can parse out the array by id. Let's say you had an array of all the listitem ids named itemidarray such as

var itemidarray = [1, 5, 10, 4, 29, 40];

    url: url + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" + listname + "')/items",
    method: "GET",
    headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
    success: function (data) {
        if(itemidarray.indexOf(data.d.results.Id) > -1){
            //do something with the item
    error: function (data) {

This is pseudocode, so I haven't tested the syntax of it.

  • this does only work if all items are within the same List, right ?
    – ElBiasto
    May 3, 2017 at 6:54
  • correct. If you wanted multiple items from multiple lists, you may have to look into CSOM batching.
    – Mike
    May 3, 2017 at 22:20

There are 2 different approaches to read items from List using REST API

  1. If you are reading items from single list with different conditions matches your results then use filter operation as shown in below example

    $filter=(Id eq 1) or startsWith(Title,'abc') or (Department eq 'XYZ')

  2. If you want to read items from multiple lists or in any scenario to read items from single lists then you can also use batch operation. You can refer the sample below link https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn903506.aspx


Combining filters: $filter=((ZIP eq 12345) or (ZIP eq 22222))
you can make huge strings of combined filters I experienced

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