Need some assistance on a bit of JQuery for writing to a MOSS 2007 list. I have the following spot of code. If I run it with just the title field, it works fine, adding additional fields doesn't work. The alert note at the bottom shows Status as success and the newID is undefined.

    operation: "UpdateListItems",
    async: false,
    listName: "Arrest",
    updates: "<Batch OnError='Continue' PreCalc='TRUE'>" +
                "<Method ID='1' Cmd='New'>" +
                    "<Field Name='Title'>" + title + "</Field>" +
                    "<Field Name='Date_x0020_of_x0020_Arrest'>" + dateOfArrest + "</Field>" +
                    "<Field Name='Subject_x0020_Information'>" + subjectInfo + "</Field>" +
                    "<Field Name='Charges'>" + charges+ "</Field>" +
                    "<Field Name='Significant_x0020_Activity'>" + sigAct + "</Field>" +
                "</Method>" +
    completefunc: function (xData, Status) {
        //get the ID for the newly created Issue
        var newID = $(xData.responseXML).find("[nodeName=z:row]").attr("ows_ID");
        alert(Status + " " + newID);

Date of Arrest is a date field
Subject Information is a multiline note
Charges is a chouce field
Significant Activity is a lookup, and I'm sending it the ID of the item to lookup to.



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What's the format of the Date of Arrest string? I needs to be in ISO8601 format, like 2011-02-08T16:42Z (from what I remember) to be added to the list this way, otherwise the whole add operation fails.

  • Ahhh... is there is a SPService util for converting a date into this format? Ot an easy way with JQuery? Feb 8, 2011 at 21:51
  • Where's it coming from in the first place? Not sure of a method out in the wild, but you could probably do it with some JavaScript jiggery-pokery.
    – James Love
    Feb 8, 2011 at 22:00
  • Test it with a sample date in that format (hard-coded) first, though, to see if I'm right or wrong.
    – James Love
    Feb 8, 2011 at 22:00
  • 1
    (third comment! :O ) Just found this linked on a thread in StackOverflow, a Date library! has a toISOString() method: code.google.com/p/datejs
    – James Love
    Feb 8, 2011 at 22:01

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