I'm using the following URL to get data from a list. The last item in the URL is the Author/Id but it returns a number.

How can I get the user's name instead of the number?

url: https://.../org/eu/EU3/EU34/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('EU34SupportTracker')/items?$select=Title,Attachments,AttachmentFiles,Worklog&$expand=AttachmentFiles&$expand=Author&$select=Author/Id 
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    You can write multiple fields in single $expand and $select. No need to write it multiple times. try my answer given below and let me know if it works for you. Oct 27, 2020 at 8:13

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Use this:


Test result: enter image description here

  • Thanks Amos. I used Author/Title and I got the name I was trying to get.
    – martinbshp
    Oct 27, 2020 at 8:53
  • You are welcome.
    – Amos
    Oct 27, 2020 at 8:53

This behavior is correct. In order to get the name of user you need to use below REST API URL:


Or If you have set the display name to user fields then you can also use:


instead of Author/FirstName and Author/LastName

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