Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Using SharePoint CSOM to access a list's information using folder/internal name

Been quite some time since I posted anything but I could not find any place on the net that talked about getting a SharePoint list using the CSOM and the lists internal/folder name.   I finally came up with this kludge using the SPService, but basicly what I am doing is searching the default view URL for the list folder name.

The reason I needed to do this was I had a client request to setup alerts form one list that had URLS that pointed to another list. The alerts really needed to be on the referenced list and not what the user was currently selecting in the list view.

    operation: "GetListCollection",
    async: false,
    completefunc: function (xData, Status) {
        $(xData.responseXML).find("List").each(function() {
            if ($(this).attr("DefaultViewUrl").indexOf(listInternalName) >= 0) {
                 listName = $(this).attr("Title");
                 listId = $(this).attr("ID");

Hope someone else finds this useful.