Obviously it is possible to gather data from a form using JavaScript. Microsoft also claims that is possible to add items to a custom list using JavaScript, although I have not gotten that to work. My thinking is that I could collect form data from a public facing website using a couple of JavaScript functions then add it to a custom list.

Since I am new to Sharepoint, I have not gotten Javascript functions that are in my html code to execute properly. Are there any hoops I have to jump through first?

And also is there anything that would prevent me from gathering data, and putting it into a Sharepoint custom list using JavaScript? Permissions mainly I would guess.

This is my first go around with a Sharepoint website, so it might be a little too ambitious.

Thank you.


you can do CRUD operations using SPServices

e.g - Create Items

function CreateNewItem() {
    operation: "UpdateListItems",
    async: false,
    batchCmd: "New",
    listName: "Objectives",
    valuepairs: [["Title", "YourTitle"], ["Message=", "Message Text"]],
    completefunc: function(xData, Status) {

Reference Link for SPServices https://spservices.codeplex.com/discussions/245285

CRUD operations through javascript client object model

To create list items, you create a ListItemCreationInformation object, set its properties

e.g. - Create Items

ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteUrl);
SP.List oList = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("Announcements");

ListItemCreationInformation itemCreateInfo = new ListItemCreationInformation();
ListItem oListItem = oList.AddItem(itemCreateInfo);
oListItem["Title"] = "My New Item!";
oListItem["Message"] = "Hello World!";

Referenced MSDN links




hope it helps

  • Please add more details to your answer, if the link breaks it will be of little help to future readers as it's written now. – Nadeem Yousuf-AIS Dec 31 '13 at 5:31
  • i think this is trusted links... so i put here, if other links, i definately provide details with links – Hitesh Chandegara Dec 31 '13 at 5:45
  • Still it is better to provide details along with links. – Nadeem Yousuf-AIS Dec 31 '13 at 5:47
  • okay i will update my answer with details soon... thanks nadeem – Hitesh Chandegara Dec 31 '13 at 5:48
  • updated my answer – Hitesh Chandegara Dec 31 '13 at 6:11

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