I have a custom list on root level site in SharePoint Online. I want to display the list data to one of my subsite pages.

I am using JSOM. How can I achieve this?

Following is my code which gets the data from the current site. But I want to fetch it from the root level site.

context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
list = context.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle(listName);

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Get the root site url as shown below:

var siteUrl = _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl;

Get client context using that url as shown below:

var context = new SP.ClientContext(siteUrl);
list = context.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle(listName);

Hope this will help you!


This could help

var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();         
var web = context.get_web();                        
var parentInfo = web.get_parentWeb();   
var parentWeb = context.get_site().openWebById(parentInfo.get_id());

context.load(parentInfo); context.load(parentWeb);

By using the following code you can get the root web :

var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
this.oSite = clientContext.get_site();
this.oWebsite = this.oSite.get_rootWeb();

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