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I am trying to build some visuals in Sharepoint to present the list data in a more useful fashion.

charts.js appears to be a free resource for this purpose so i have been playing with that and have managed to have some working charts.

This link showed me how to extract data

The above link used the code

function GetChartData() {
seriesarray = [];
var currentcontext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var splist = currentcontext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('Fruit Consumption');
var splistquery = new SP.CamlQuery();
splistitems = splist.getItems(splistquery);
currentcontext.load(splistitems)

Which worked fine when on the page containing the list. allitems.aspx However when I use that same code to add into a webpart on a new page it doesn't call the list data.

I guess something needs to be changed in

var splist = currentcontext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('Fruit Consumption');

due to the data being on a different page.

Would anyone know what I need to change to make it work?

Many thanks

  • Use a REST query instead. You would need to change the function to parse the json response but that should be relatively straight forward. – Bunzab Sep 29 '17 at 12:27
  • Thanks for the speedy response. I have no idea how to do that yet! I will google it and try and learn now. – David Bentley Sep 29 '17 at 12:44
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You can use SPServices or SharePointPlus but I suggest you to use SharePointPlus to get data from list. You can use SQL like syntax and it is really easy to use.

SharepointPlus ($SP) is a JavaScript library which offers some extended features for SharePoint entirely on client side (requires no server install). $SP will simplify your interactions with the Sharepoint Web Services and will help you to deal with the List Forms.

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