Using JavaScript REST API, we can get a list by URL path. Thus:


Concatenating with this:

?$expand=RootFolder&$filter‌​=RootFolder/ServerRe‌​lativeUrl eq '/Lists/MyList'

That result this:

http://vmdevsharepoint:12345/_api/web/lists/?$expand=RootFolder&$filter‌​=RootFolder/ServerRe‌​lativeUrl eq '/Lists/MyList'

It works properly!

But how to get items from that list at same time? At same line of code too!

I tried to concatenate the above code with this:


Resulting this (final line of code to copy and test in your environment):

http://vmdevsharepoint:12345/_api/web/lists/?$expand=RootFolder&$filter‌​=RootFolder/ServerRe‌​lativeUrl eq '/Lists/MyList'&/items?$select=Title,DocType,DocNumber,Author

But it does not worked!

Can someone help-me?

Update: For context purposes, you can see that reference: How to get List by Url using SharePoint 2013 CSOM

1 Answer 1


your query is extracting the lists, if you want to extract the list items you need to wo write a new query to request an specific list and then extract its items :

http://site url/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('ListTitle')/items

more info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/sp-add-ins/working-with-lists-and-list-items-with-rest

  • The list's title can be updated by the customer and I want to avoid any error in my code if it's occur! Because of that, I want to get list by Url and get their items :) How to solve this using JS REST API? Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 15:55
  • then you can use the GUID, that one never changes or also you can use the Title extracted from the previous call, this way you'll always get the current TITLE
    – Mike
    Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 16:30
  • Additionally, Rest doesn't work like CSOM where you can perform more than 1 request in 1 single call. you'll have to write an additional query for each new request you want to make, that's the reason you cannot get the items when you are requesting a list
    – Mike
    Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 16:32

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