We are in the process of integrating from Sharepoint 2007 to Sharepoint 2013. We have a java based application using Sharepoint 2007 SOAP based webservices.

In Sharepoint 2013 we are using the REST API. And I am not seeing an obvious way to make a single call to get a list of documents for Shared Documents and have it include the Author's name.

I am calling to this REST endpoint:


I do get an Author property back, but it points to another REST end point (partial JSON response):


Now I could make separate calls to get the Author information, but I'd rather not do it that way.

Is there anyway to make one call to get the documents in a Shared Documents folder that will include the author's name using the Sharepoint 2013 REST API?


I found the answer. Adding the "expand" parameter will flush out deferred properties:



Try this query


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