We are using js code to access user profile properties on an application page.

Error: The property or field 'UserProfileProperties' has not been initialized. It has not been requested or the request has not been executed. It may need to be explicitly requested.

Code: ( ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead" )

      <SharePoint:ScriptLink ID="ScriptLink1" name="SP.js" runat="server"
    ondemand="false" localizable="false" loadafterui="true" />
<SharePoint:ScriptLink ID="ScriptLink2" name="SP.UserProfiles.js" runat="server"
    ondemand="false" localizable="false" loadafterui="true" />

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery.SPServices/2013.01/jquery.SPServices-2013.01.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var personProperties;

    // Ensure that the SP.UserProfiles.js file is loaded before the custom code runs.
    SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(getUserProperties, 'SP.UserProfiles.js');

    function getUserProperties() {

        // Get the current client context and PeopleManager instance.
        var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
        var peopleManager = new SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager(clientContext);

        // Get user properties for the target user.
        // To get the PersonProperties object for the current user, use the
        // getMyProperties method.
        personProperties = peopleManager.getMyProperties();

        // Load the PersonProperties object and send the request.
        clientContext.executeQueryAsync(onRequestSuccess, onRequestFail);

    // This function runs if the executeQueryAsync call succeeds.
    function onRequestSuccess() {

        if (personProperties.get_userProfileProperties()['MyCustomProperty'] == 'True') {




    // This function runs if the executeQueryAsync call fails.
    function onRequestFail(sender, args) {




What could be possible cause, I have used executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded..

1 Answer 1


I think this row

if (personProperties.get_userProfileProperties()['MyCustomProperty'] == 'True')

should be

if (personProperties.get_userProfileProperties().MyCustomProperty == 'True')

(idea from http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/93cb27/get-user-properties-in-sharepoint-online/)

Also, you should probably use

SP.SOD.executeFunc('SP.js', 'SP.ClientContext', function() {
   // Make sure PeopleManager is available 
   SP.SOD.executeFunc('userprofile', 'SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager', function() {

from Are the SP.js and SP.UserProfiles.js preloaded in SharePoint? instead of using executeOrDelay since these scripts are on-demand scripts.

Edit Seems userProfileProperties is not loaded, how about:

    // getMyProperties method.
    personProperties = peopleManager.getMyProperties();
   upProperties =  personProperties.get_userProfileProperties();
    // Load the PersonProperties object and send the request.
    clientContext.executeQueryAsync(onRequestSuccess, onRequestFail);

And then work with upProperties in the onRequestSuccess method

  • chagned. still the same issue.
    – variable
    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:36
  • See update above Mar 25, 2014 at 7:07
  • Is it that the js is not loaded or property is not loaded? I even tried to use executeordelay for sp.js as well as for sp.userprofiles..
    – variable
    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:14
  • Also, do I need to call the script reference tags? SharePoint:ScriptLink for sp.js and sp.userprofiles.js?
    – variable
    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:17
  • Hard to tell, but you should use SP.SOD.execute as I demonstrate in my post (works for all types of SP scripts, both on-demand and not). I think your error though, is due to you not loading personProperties.get_userProfileProperties() in to the context before doing executeQueryAsync Mar 25, 2014 at 7:51

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