I have a list .

I want update special item of it with javascript.

I created a js file and add this code to it :

 var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
 var web = context.get_web();
 var list = web.get_lists().getByTitle("Sends");
 var salesItem = list.getItemById(90);
 salesItem.set_item("Status", "Closed");

It is work for text field but don't work for Choice field.

How do update a item with javascript?

3 Answers 3


Hi for update list item using ECMA script you have to use SP.js

in your code i don't see SP.js reference

use this code i am update task list status column which is choice field

ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(updateProduct, "SP.js"); 
function updateProduct() {
var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var web = context.get_web();
var list = web.get_lists().getByTitle("Tasks");
var product = list.getItemById(1);
product.set_item("Status", "Completed");
context.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.success), Function.createDelegate(this, this.failed));

function success()
function failed()
  • my code is like this. for example:When i use my code for 'Title' it is work, but when i use for choice filed don't work.
    – ar.gorgin
    Aug 28, 2012 at 5:43
  • dear i update my choice field... U see it's status field of task list ....Please make sure u enter value of choice is in list otherwise it not accept..Thanks Aug 28, 2012 at 5:46
  • also u see the alert??? "Done" or "Problem"?? Aug 28, 2012 at 5:47
  • Yes, 'Closed' is a item of choice field. When i run, get "Done".
    – ar.gorgin
    Aug 28, 2012 at 5:57
  • I delete column then add again, now when i update a item it set defualt value for chioce column :(
    – ar.gorgin
    Aug 28, 2012 at 7:29

Have you verified the Internal name of the Status field is "Status". I think the Internal Field Name is specified wrong in the code.

  • No, i use Internal Name.
    – ar.gorgin
    Aug 28, 2012 at 5:58

Please try these things:

  1. Validate Internal Name of the column that is used
  2. Validate the choice values of the column. sometimes there might be spaces before or after the values.
  3. Use a success function and check the error message that is returned after the async query.

Hope this helps you!

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