Good morning, I'm trying to set a multiple select (checkbox) SharePoint item via bootstrap form independent of SharePoint's forms. I can get everything to work except passing the joined checkbox values to the SharePoint list item via REST.

    <div class="form-group" id="Point-Tags-FG">
        <div class="checkbox">
            <label><input type="checkbox" name="chkA" value="1">1</label>
        <div class="checkbox">
            <label><input type="checkbox" name="chkB" value="2">2</label>
        <div class="checkbox">
            <label><input type="checkbox" name="chkC" value="3">3</label>

    var url = ".../ListName";
    var event = $("#Event-Type").val();
    var date = $("#Event-Date-Time").val();
    var address = $("#Point-Address").val();
    var latitude = $("#Point-Latitude").val();
    var longitude = $("#Point-Longitude").val();
    var description = $("#Point-Description").val();

    var tags = []; 
    if ($('input[name="chkA"]').is(':checked')) {
    if ($('input[name="chkB"]').is(':checked')) {
    if ($('input[name="chkC"]').is(':checked')) {

    var SpecialTags = {"__metadata":{"type":"Collection(Edm.String)"},"results":[tags.join(',')]};

    var info = {
        __metadata: {type: "SP.Data.ListName"},
        PostId: post,
        EventValue: event,
        Date: date,
        Address: address,
        Latitude: latitude,
        Longitude: longitude,
        Description: description,
        Tags: SpecialTags

    var body = JSON.stringify(info);

        type: "POST",
        url: url,
        contentType: 'application/json',
        processData: false,
        data: body,
        error: function (err) {console.log(err)},
        success: function (data) {
            alert(Entry Submitted.');               

Unfortunately, every time the function is submitted it results in a console error POST URL 400 (Bad Request). I've looked around at some other examples here and can GET the information I just can't seem to POST it via 2010 which I'm stuck using for now.

1 Answer 1


The json value of multi-choice field value in the provided example is specified properly but not the Content Type header.

Since you are passing metadata tag, the valid Content Type header should be application/json;odata=verbose. Another supported content types are:

  • accept: application/json; odata=minimalmetadata //minimalmetadata
  • accept: application/json; odata=nometadata //nometadata

Follow this article for a more details.

You could also get more information about error by specifying for example, error callback for jQuery.ajax():

error: function( jqXHR, textStatus){

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