I have the below code which grabs all items from a List with the following structure:

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I want to limit the query results by a specific value of 'ID' (so when the code gets to the enumerator part, I don't have to change that code, as the enumerator will only run once - the specific value of ID to be used will be generated by code elsewhere but for now just need it to work with a manual value).

I've tried a fair few different ways from blog posts and questions here but I can't seem to get it to work - either I still get all items in the List, or none at all.

Any suggestions? Code I'm using is below:

<div id="companiesSpace">Change me</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var clientContext;
var oWeb;
var companiesList;
var allCompanies;
var companiesMarkupBlock = "<b>Companies</b><br />"

function getCurrentList(listName) {
      thisList = oWeb.get_lists().getByTitle(listName);
      return thisList;

function runOnFail() {
    alert("Failed to get client context");

function runOnSuccess() {
    var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
    var camlQueryString = "<Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='ID' /></OrderBy></Query>";
    allCompanies = companiesList.getItems(camlQuery);

function runOnSecondFail() {
    alert("Failed to issue CAML query");

function runOnSecondSuccess() {
  var companyEnum = allCompanies.getEnumerator();
  while (companyEnum.moveNext()) {
      var currentCompany = companyEnum.get_current();
      var thisCompanyId = currentCompany.get_item('ID');
      var thisCompanyName = currentCompany.get_item('companyName');
      companiesMarkupBlock += thisCompanyId;
      companiesMarkupBlock += " : ";
      companiesMarkupBlock += thisCompanyName;
      companiesMarkupBlock += "<br />";
  document.getElementById('companiesSpace').innerHTML = companiesMarkupBlock;

function getContacts() {
    clientContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current(); 
    oWeb =  clientContext.get_web();
    companiesList = getCurrentList('Companies');


1 Answer 1



var camlQueryString = "<Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='ID' /></OrderBy></Query>";


var camlQueryString = "<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='ID' /><Value Type='Number'>{ADD LIST ITEM ID HERE}</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>";
  • Doesnt work I'm afraid - when I put '1' in as the value between <Value> tags to get the item shown above, it still returns all items. Jul 24, 2017 at 9:32
  • 2
    Sorry, updated the answer. You need to have <View> tags as well since you are using CSOM / JSOM Jul 24, 2017 at 9:34

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