I am using client code using JQuery and rest API where I have a requirement to bind a drop down control with the content type names associated with a particular list.

I am working on SharePoint 2016 on-premise.

Any help on this would be highly appreciated


Try using below endpoint:

http://<sitecollection>/<site>/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Display name of List')/contenttypes



official documentation: SP.ContentTypeCollection object - REST resource endpoint.


Try using something like below to fetch the names of content type. This is like pseudo code for your reference. You can check the exact data you are getting from REST call by adding break-point inside success function:

    url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/Lists/getbytitle('Display name of List')/contenttypes?$select=Name,Id",
    type: "GET",
    headers: {
        "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose"
        "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose"
    success: function(data) {
        var optionsArray = [];
        if(data.d && data.d.results) {
            for(var i = 0; i < data.d.results.length; i++) {
                // Push the content type name in array
    error: function(error) {
  • http://<sitecollection>/<site>/_api/web/lists(listid)/contenttypes , this gives me a list of content type. Can you please suggest me how to get all those values in an array please so that I can bind them in the dropdown control
    – Muskan
    Dec 5 '19 at 8:44
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    try to run the loop on data.d.results in success function of GET call Dec 5 '19 at 8:53
  • Try using the code given in update section in my answer and let me know if it works for you or if you face any issues. Dec 5 '19 at 11:15
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    Thank you so much Ganesh. It worked perfectly ! Much Appreciated, Thank once again :)
    – Muskan
    Dec 6 '19 at 13:23

With GET request you can get all the content types of your specified list


I recommend to use extension in your Browser Called SharePoint Insider, it will help you a lot to figure out the endpoints that will help you to build your REST request

Best regards.

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