I want to apply Search functionality only on Custom List in SharePoint using Rest API or CAML query.

  • I already tried that rest api example:

    querytext='QueryText*+Path:https://SharePointListPath", function(data){

but it take too much of JSON data. Therefore any example to make it simple.

Visit this URL: Calling SharePoint Search Using Rest

Go through this code:

function getSearchResultsUsingREST(queryText) {
    // search can use the app web URL as the base, so no need to use SP.AppContextSite(@target) to access the host web..
    var searchUrl = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/search/query?querytext='" + queryText + "'";
    var executor = new SP.RequestExecutor(_spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl);
            url: searchUrl,
            method: "GET",
            headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
            success: onGetSearchResultsSuccess,
            error: onGetSearchResultsFail

function onGetSearchResultsSuccess(data) {
    var jsonObject = JSON.parse(data.body);
    var results = jsonObject.d.query.PrimaryQueryResult.RelevantResults.Table.Rows.results;
    if (results.length == 0) {
        $('#related-content-results').text('No related documents were found');
    else {
        var searchResultsHtml = '';
        $.each(results, function (index, result) {
            searchResultsHtml += "<a target='_blank' href='" + result.Cells.results[6].Value + "'>" + result.Cells.results[3].Value + "</a> (" + result.Cells.results[10].Value + ")<br />";

function onGetSearchResultsFail(data, errorCode, errorMessage) {
    $('#related-content-results').text('An error occurred whilst searching for related content - ' + errorMessage);

but var results take 48 cells which doesn't contain Custom List field.

Thanks for help!

1 Answer 1


You have to call the REST endpoint for additional Fields explicitly with:


SharePoint endpoint and Search documentation

Search has different syntax


  • Please! put some code rather than link. Jun 8, 2017 at 8:58
  • Okay, that selectproperties IS code. It is clear you know nothing about REST endpoints and are probably copy/pasting code you do not understand. RTFM! Jun 8, 2017 at 9:00
  • What [internalName] suppose to. Is it custom field name inside custom list. Jun 8, 2017 at 9:04
  • Read the F* Manual Jun 8, 2017 at 9:05

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