I have a SharePoint list that I'm querying using Javascript and JSON. I have two choice columns called LifeCycleStatus and Priority.

The results for LifeCycleStatus is coming back fine, but for Priority it's coming back [object OBJECT].

I'm pretty new to JavaScript and JSON so I think it's something to do with the var query, can you query two choice columns in the same string?

 var query = "http://collaboration-dev.norgine.com/sites/it/SystemInventory/_vti_bin/listdata.svc/Devices?$expand=LifeCycleStatus&Priority&$filter=Id eq " + window.DeviceId + "";

The rest of the code which relates to the Priority column is:

   var txtTrafficlight = "";

   var DevicePriority = item.Priority;

    txtTrafficlight = "<p>" + DevicePriority + "</p>";

  • You can check by placing debugger in console of browser window. You will find different choice properties for your field which you want to display. – Pradip R. Jun 15 '17 at 11:02
  • I don't think the choice properties are the issue. I know what they are, red, amber, green. The question I have is why is the query string returning [object OBJECT] ? – Dazza Jun 15 '17 at 11:12
  • Check in the debugger to see what the object actually is... Also, can you show how you use LifeCycleStatus? – JanErikGunnar Jun 15 '17 at 11:22
  • Its out of the box behavior for the specific type of field. You need to look more deep in that object to get actual value. – Pradip R. Jun 15 '17 at 11:23
  • Cheers, is there an article around on how to do that? I'm still pretty new to this! – Dazza Jun 15 '17 at 11:27

"Priority" and "LifeCycleStatus" contains an object. You can use the debugger/console to see what the object is - I bet it contains a string with the Value, and the internal ID of the value, possibly other things. Converting an object to a string returns "[object Object]".

"PriorityValue" and "LifeCycleStatusValue" are probably shorthands to the value string.

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    Yes, Better use Debugger tools (F12) and see what object contains. – DvG Jun 15 '17 at 12:59

Learn to use the F12 developer console and console.log() statements.

You only get [Object Object] when you try to display the value in HTML or use alert( )..

Trace to the F12 console and you will see the contents

If you get JSON from a server you can also see the result in the F12 Console Network tab (when you reload the page)

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