I have a list. I want to retrieve the fields to see how many column are there in my list.

For example, my list name is TestList, I have created 5 columns of different datatypes. I want to retrieve those 5 fields plus 5 default columns like Id, Modified, Modified By, Created and Created By.

This code gives me lots of fields where I am tired to find my created field (column). Is there any simple query that will return my created 5 fields plus default column fields (mentioned above)?

let myweb = new 
myweb.lists.getByTitle(listTitle).fields.get().then((results: any) => {                
    if(results.length > 0) {

this gives me a lot of fields

Help is appreciated.


To get all fields except hidden and readonly fields, try below code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/siteassets/scripts/fetch.js"></script> 
<script type="text/javascript" src="/siteassets/scripts/es6-promise.js"></script> 
<script type="text/javascript" src="/siteassets/scripts/pnp.min.js"></script>

<div id="sample"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
//fields property returns all fields from the retrieved list
//then( ) runs on success
//catch( ) runs on failure
$pnp.sp.web.lists.getByTitle("TelePhones Growth").fields.filter("ReadOnlyField eq false and Hidden eq false").get().then(function(result) {
    var fieldInfo = "";
    for (var i = 0; i < result.length; i++) {
        fieldInfo += "Title: " + result[i].Title + "<br/>";
        fieldInfo += "Name:" + result[i].InternalName + "<br/>";
        fieldInfo += "ID:" + result[i].Id + "<br/><br/>";
    document.getElementById("sample").innerHTML = fieldInfo;
}).catch(function(err) {


  1. Retrieve visible fields from SharePoint List using PnP JavaScript Library.

You can also get fields by its ID, Title, or internal name, like below:

let web = pnp.sp.web;

// you can also get individual fields using getById, getByTitle, or getByInternalNameOrTitle
web.fields.getById("dee9c205-2537-44d6-94e2-7c957e6ebe6e").get().then(f => {
web.fields.getByTitle("MyField4").get().then(f => {
web.fields.getByInternalNameOrTitle("MyField4").get().then(f => {


  1. Working With: Fields.
  • Thanks @Ganesh sanap for the pointer, but I need more detailed. I am trying on it. – Shahidul Haque Feb 18 at 12:24
  • Welcome. please upvote and accept the answer if it helped you. – Ganesh Sanap Feb 18 at 12:29
  • Actually your code didn't solve my exact requirement, I had spent a night to find and I already shared. – Shahidul Haque Feb 18 at 12:48

Thanks for your pointer. I think I found my solution on exactly what I want. Here is the code for my requirement. I shared it so that everybody can be benefited.

        let myweb = new pnp.Web(encodeURI(siteUrl));
        const list = myweb.lists.getByTitle(listTitle);
        const includeFields = ['ID', 'Title', 'Modified', 'Modified By', 'Created', 'Created By'];
        const filter = `CanBeDeleted eq true or (${includeFields.map(field => `Title eq '${field}'`).join(' or ')})`;
        list.fields.select('Id', 'Title', 'InternalName', 'EntityPropertyName', 'CanBeDeleted', 'Hidden', 'ReadOnlyField').
            filter(filter).get().then(fields => {
                if (fields.length > 0) {

            }).catch(e => {

Here is the output I formatted based on the query:

ID: fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247
Title: Title
Internal Name: Title

Title: FirstName // This is my custom column
Internal Name: FirstName

Title: ID
Internal Name: ID

Title: Modified
Internal Name: Modified

Title: Created
Internal Name: Created

Title: Created By
Internal Name: Author

Title: Modified By
Internal Name: Editor

Title: Modified
Internal Name: Last_x0020_Modified

Title: Created
Internal Name: Created_x0020_Date

One of the good pointers I found is https://pnp.github.io/pnpjs/sp/docs/fields/


Use below query, you should be able to get just the custom fields you have created.

let myweb = new pnp.Web(encodeURI(siteUrl)); 
myweb.lists.getByTitle(listTitle).fields.filter("Hidden eq false and ReadOnlyField eq false").get().then((results: any) => 
   if(results.length > 0) { 

This query will use the filter attribute to exclude the hidden and readonly fields and retains only the required ones.

Hope this is helpful.

  • Actually I looked for a combination of Hidden, ReadOnly and Custom fields. – Shahidul Haque Feb 20 at 6:08
  • Sure no problem, Glad to know that you are able to solve the issue you were facing. – Rajashekhar Sheelvant Feb 20 at 7:47

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