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On a SharePoint Modern site, at the bottom of each page there is a small footer that contains the Like button and number of views.

Where does this like count go though?

It is not stored in the classic LikesCount column as I expected and I cannot find any documentation on it anywhere.

Can this data even be retrieved by the REST API?

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  • I have found that there is a hidden column called "_likeCount" that holds the value - however I cannot seem to access using the REST API still
    – Jason
    Oct 23, 2018 at 14:18

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The likes count is stored in a separate data store.

You can access it via REST API.

To access the likes count of a modern page, you can use the below endpoint:

/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Site Pages')/GetItemById(<ID>)/
likedByInformation?$expand=likedby&$top=10

The result will give you likeCount as below. Please do its not quite well documented :

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For comments information, you can refer to Vardhman Deshpande's excellent blog post

Documentation - Microsoft.SharePoint.Likes.likedByInformation

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  • Is this possible to get the like count for list items or is the only way to do another call per item?
    – Jason
    Oct 23, 2018 at 15:08
  • if you want it for all pages, you can use it as /_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('Site Pages')/items?$expand=likedByInformation Oct 23, 2018 at 15:11
  • doing that only returns the number of likes from the rating column not the new modern count - which is where my problem is
    – Jason
    Oct 23, 2018 at 15:22
  • ohhh, in that case would suggest that you make a REST API call for each page list item as i mentioned in the answer. This is a bummer :( Oct 23, 2018 at 15:25

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