I need a way to determine if a publishing page is checked out by the current user; I need this because I'd like to put a redirect, if the page is not checked out.

Any ideas?

3 Answers 3


SP.File.checkOutType property gets a value that indicates how the file is checked out of a document library

Get file checkout type via REST

$.ajax({url: "/_api/web/getFileByServerRelativeUrl('" + pageUrl  + "')/checkOutType",
        headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" }, 
        success: function(data) {
                  if(data.d.CheckOutType == 0) {
                        console.log('The file is checked out');

Get file checkout type via CSOM (JavaScript)

var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var web = context.get_web();
var file = web.getFileByServerRelativeUrl(pageUrl);

         if(file.get_checkOutType() == SP.CheckOutType.online) {
                        console.log('The file is checked out');
      function(sender, args){    

You can use the Client Object Model to get a reference to the file and then use the checkOutType property to see if it has been checked out.

SP.File.checkOutType property


They're both working, thanks!

I've found another way, a little faster because it doesn't need to call the server back again, but it can only to determine if the file is checked out by the current user, not by a generic user.

I've found a way to achieve this, tested on Sharepoint 2013.

Just add the following script inside a script webpart after putting it inside the publishing page.

There's a variable called "PageState", that contains a useful field.

    (function() {
        var isCheckedOut = false;
        if (typeof(PageState) != "undefined" && PageState)
            isCheckedOut = PageState.ItemIsCheckedOutToCurrentUser == "1";
        if (!isCheckedOut)
            //do redirect
  • It didn't work for me when I embedded it on the aspx page.
    – Tito
    Oct 28, 2016 at 14:44
  • 1
    Works great on a publishing page, and no need for a request to the server!
    – Evariste
    Oct 5, 2018 at 12:44

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