I have about 10 Document folders in my list 'ZooLibrary' and

I would like Query to display all the PowerPoint files title from the folders in the list, sorted by ID.

Currently, my View Scope='RecursiveAll' isn't working, any idea why?

<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> get() ;
function get() { var method = "GetListItems";                 
var webURL =  $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentSite() ;                     
var list = "ZooLibrarySlides";                      
var fieldsToRead = "<ViewFields>"+"<FieldRef Name='Name' />" +"</ViewFields>";
var query = "<Query><Where><Neq><FieldRef Name='ContentType' /><Value Type='Text'>Folder</Value></Neq></Where><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='Modified' Ascending='False' /></OrderBy></Query>";

({ operation: method, async: false, webURL: webURL, listName: list,
CAMLViewFields: "<ViewFields Properties='True' />",
CAMLRowLimit: 8,
CAMLQueryOptions: "<QueryOptions><ViewAttributes Scope='RecursiveAll' /></QueryOptions>",
CAMLQuery: query, completefunc: function (xData, Status)
{ $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").each(function() { 

if($(this).attr("ows_DocIcon")== "pptx")
var title = $(this).attr("ows_Title");
$("#ISDataTable").append("<tr align='middle'>" +
"<td align='left' class='tooltip'>" +title+ ""</td>" + "</tr>");
}); } 
}); }; 

1 Answer 1


Add CAMLQueryOption to GetListItems call,

CAMLQueryOptions: "<QueryOptions><ViewAttributes Scope='RecursiveAll'/></QueryOptions>"

Update your CAMLQuey,

CAMLQuery: "<Query> <Where> <Neq><FieldRef Name='ContentType' /><Value Type='Text'>Folder</Value></Neq> </Where> <OrderBy><FieldRef Name='ID' Ascending='False' /></OrderBy></Query>",

Use below logic inside the completefunc for each iteration,

        operation: "GetListItems",
        async: false,
        listName: "ZooLibrarySlides",
        CAMLQuery: "<Query> <Where> <Neq><FieldRef Name='ContentType' /><Value Type='Text'>Folder</Value></Neq> </Where> <OrderBy><FieldRef Name='ID' Ascending='False' /></OrderBy></Query>",
        CAMLQueryOptions: "<QueryOptions><ViewAttributes Scope='RecursiveAll'/></QueryOptions>",

        completefunc: function (xData, Status) {        
            $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").each(function() { 
                if($(this).attr("ows_DocIcon")== "pptx")
  • However, the files displayed are folders and not the powerpoint slides within the folders?
    – John Lee
    Dec 8, 2017 at 6:35
  • @JacksonLim check the updated answer
    – Vishnu S
    Dec 8, 2017 at 7:26
  • Hi Vishnu, I have updated the above code. Really thanks for the help, unfortunately the folder search was stuck at the first level folders, I have folders within folders :( . The PowerPoint slides inside the folders wasn't showing up as well.
    – John Lee
    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:20
  • The code works for me. Try to remove CAMLRowLimit from your code. Also check the result xml using, console.log(xData.responseText) inside completefunc.
    – Vishnu S
    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:25
  • It's getting feedback! Just 1 question, i tried replacing the alert powerpoint with my append code. Why it doesn't work?
    – John Lee
    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:15

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