I want to get the previous version file using java script object model in SharePoint 2013 environment.

Please guide me if any one is already worked on similar requirement.



2 Answers 2


You can get the specific file's version using REST call by below given code.

// Get the file versions
    function getFileVersions() {
        var getfileurl = document.getElementById("getfileurl").value;
        var executor;
        // Initialize the RequestExecutor with the app web URL.
        executor = new SP.RequestExecutor(appweburl);
            url: appweburl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/GetFileByServerRelativeUrl('" + getfileurl + "')/Versions?@target='" + hostweburl + "'",
            method: "GET",
            headers: {
                "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose"
            success: getFileVersionsSuccessHandler,
            error: getFileVersionsErrorHandler

    // Success Handler
    function getFileVersionsSuccessHandler(data) {
        var versions = 'File Versions:\n'
        var jsonObject = JSON.parse(data.body);
        var results = jsonObject.d.results;
        for (var i = 0; i < results.length; i++) {
            versions += results[i].VersionLabel + '\n';
        // Display the File versions

    // Error Handler
    function getFileVersionsErrorHandler(data, errorCode, errorMessage) {
        alert("Could not get the file versions: " + errorMessage);
  • My requirement is to get the specific version file. Example- a file has 3.4 as latest version, but I want to get the file with version 3.0. Commented Sep 2, 2019 at 15:39
  • then use filter in REST API
    – Milind
    Commented Sep 3, 2019 at 5:49

In SharePoint 2013, I suggest you use REST API to achieve it. The following example for your reference, modify the version label and file url in the code.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function () {
    var versionLabel="3.0";
    var fileRelativeUrl=_spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl+"/ABC/sample.txt";
        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/GetFileByServerRelativeUrl('"+fileRelativeUrl+"')/Versions?$filter=VersionLabel eq '"+versionLabel+"'",
        type: "GET",
        headers: {
        "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function (data){
                var versionFileUrl=_spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl+"/"+data.d.results[0].Url;
                $("#previousVersionFile").append("<a href='"+versionFileUrl+"'>Previous Version</a>");
        error: function (data) {
<div id="previousVersionFile"/>

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