I am query a list via rest results I retrieve fine in Office 365 (sharepoint 2013).

I have two fields of which one is a managed metadata fields. I am looping through the results retrieved but when how do I get the value for the managed metadata fields.

The "Private Question" fields is not a metadata field. The Status field is a managed metadata field which is causing an issue

The code below is the javascript looping through each item to find the value of "Status" which is showing null.

                results.forEach(function (result) {
                if (result.Status.Label === "66") {
                    // THIS KEEP RETURNING NOTHING
                if (result.Private_x0020_Question == true) {

Here is the watch window from chrome as I loop through each item.

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Here are the results executed as a rest query straight in the browser (so you can view in a more displayable format).

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Need to know how to get the value of the Status field please.


The following example works for me:

function getListItems(webUrl,listName, success, failure) {
    var url = webUrl + "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('" + listName +  "')/items";
        url: url,
        method: "GET",
        headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
        success: function (data) {
        error: function (data) {


    results.forEach(function (result) {

        if(result.Status && result.Status.Label === "5"){


  • He is asking how to get the metadata field, the metadata field tags only show when select multiple is allowed, in this case this is cannot be done as it is a status field. There is no Taxonomy namespace functionality in the REST api. – Hugh Wood May 14 '14 at 10:59
  • Vadim I have tried the above and this works fine. So I have marked your answer as the solution required. Thanks for all your help guys. – Miyagi May 14 '14 at 11:22
  • Hugh, thank you for the constructive critique, but I assume OP was asking about obtaining taxonomy values – Vadim Gremyachev May 14 '14 at 15:38

The Taxonomy namespace isn't currently supported by the REST api. However you can access it via CSOM/JSOM. An example can be found here: SharePoint 2013: Create and retrieve taxonomic metadata in apps for SharePoint.

You can also use a wrapper library called SPServices to get the Term for you.

  • Do you have a code example – Miyagi May 14 '14 at 10:51
  • 1
    The code sample is in the link, its a downloadable project from MSDN that demonstrates working with Taxonomy – Hugh Wood May 14 '14 at 10:57

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