The listdata.svc is a SharePoint OData webservice which can be used to work with any lists (including document libraries) and provides full CRUD support on the list items.

The listdata.svc is a SharePoint webservice introduced in SharePoint 2010 which is built using the OData standard. it provides access to any list (including document libraries) within SharePoint and supports Create, Read, Update & Delete (CRUD) on the items in that list.

The OData design means that it is a RESTFul service and that it is very easy to consume from JavaScript. It supports sending results in both XML and JSON.

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