My requirement is to get the unique values from the column "Month" I am using the below code to group the column "Month" , But I don't find any luck .Can any one tell me what's wrong in my below code with JSOM.

camlQuery.set_viewXml("<View><Query><GroupBy collapse='true'><FieldRef Name='Month' /></GroupBy><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='Month' Ascending='TRUE' /></OrderBy></Query></View>");

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Afaik you can't use group by like that, you'll have to use the renderListData function, and you need an aggration type.


SP.SOD.executeFunc("sp.js", "SP.ClientContext", () => { 
    var ctx = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
    var viewXml = "<View><Aggregations Value='On'><FieldRef Name='Month' Type='COUNT'/></Aggregations><Query><GroupBy Collapse='TRUE' GroupLimit='100'><FieldRef Name='Month' /></GroupBy><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='Month' Ascending='TRUE' /></OrderBy></Query></View>";
    var result = ctx.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('ListTitleHere').renderListData(viewXml);
    ctx.executeQueryAsync(() => {
        console.log("res", JSON.parse( result.get_value()) ); 
    },(s,a) => {


To get from a specific folder you can add a <Where /> to the <Query />

Example viewXml:

var viewXml = "<View Scope='RecursiveAll'><Aggregations Value='On'><FieldRef Name='Month' Type='COUNT'/></Aggregations><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='FileDirRef' /><Value Type='Text'>"+_spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl+"/Shared Documents/FolderA</Value></Eq></Where><GroupBy Collapse='TRUE' GroupLimit='100'><FieldRef Name='Month' /></GroupBy><OrderBy><FieldRef Name='Month' Ascending='TRUE' /></OrderBy></Query></View>";
  • can you tell me how to run that against a folder in the list? Commented May 4, 2018 at 12:55
  • @RichardHousham updated my answer Commented May 4, 2018 at 13:21
  • Thanks for that however that's digging through all the folders/files on the site. And we have a big site. So I'm concerned with performance. Any other ideas?. I've been playing around with this stuff for a few days and when I do it I get duplicates. sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/240764/… Can you assist? I'm thinking it might be a 2013 issue and could be resolved in 2016 which we are set to move to. Should I just hold out? Commented May 4, 2018 at 13:45
  • Well I gave your idea a go but no dice. Still getting duplicates. FYI the RecursiveAll gives you back folders as well. No matter what the filter on the folder says. stackoverflow.com/questions/333328/… Commented May 4, 2018 at 15:05
  • @RichardHousham yes ofc, you'll have to add FSObjType eq 0 to your where query to exlude folders if you don't want them Commented May 7, 2018 at 12:45

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