Expand USER field in REST + CAML RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Experts,

    I am getting multiple items from a list called CheckList. I am getting only Items where IsDeleted is false. 

    I am getting these items using CAML Query in REST API ajax call. However, I am getting Author ID/ User ID instead of Author Title and User Title. I need them both and I don't want to have another call to get Author/User details.

    The following is the CAML query with AJAX call. I need to know how to expand the Author field in CAML query. 

    <View Scope='RecursiveAll'><Query><Where><And><Eq><FieldRef Name='User' /><Value Type='Integer'><UserID /></Value></Eq><Eq><FieldRef Name='IsDeleted' /><Value Type='Boolean'>0</Value></Eq></And></Where><ViewFields><FieldRef Name='LinkTitle' /><FieldRef Name='CheckList' /><FieldRef Name='CheckList_x003a_Title' /><FieldRef Name='CheckList_x003a_Phase' /><FieldRef Name='CheckList_x003a_ID' /><FieldRef Name='User'/><FieldRef Name='ID' /><FieldRef Name='IsDeleted' /></ViewFields></Query></View>


    var url = webUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" + listTitle + "')/getitems";
            var queryPayload = {
                'query': {
                    '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.CamlQuery' },
                    'ViewXml': viewXml


            return $.ajax({
                url: url,
                method: "POST",
                data: JSON.stringify(queryPayload),
                headers: {
                    "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
                    "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose",
                    "content-type": "application/json; odata=verbose"

    Thanks in Advance,

    Pavan Paruchuru.

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Expand operation won't work in CAML Query and Rest API /GETItems() endpoint due to this explanation:

    OData $expand not working – SharePoint REST API

    A workaround is to use Rest API /items endpoint with filter condition instead of CAML Query and use $expand to get User Title:

    http://sp/sites/jerrydev/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('TestList')/Items?$select=User/Title,IsDeleted&$filter=User eq 1 and IsDeleted eq 0&$expand=User/Id

    And here is the code call by Jquery ajax for your reference:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var UserId=_spPageContextInfo.userId;
       url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('TestList')/Items?$select=User/Title,IsDeleted&$filter=User eq '"+UserId+"' and IsDeleted eq 0&$expand=User/Id", 
       type: "GET", 
       headers: {"accept": "application/json;odata=verbose"}, 
       success: function (data) { 
          if (data.d.results) { 
             // TODO: handle the data  
             alert('handle the data'); 
       error: function (xhr) { 
          alert(xhr.status + ': ' + xhr.statusText); 

    UserId is the current user id due to your CAML and filtered with isDeleted equal to false, this is the returned response data:


    SharePoint 2013: Get User Details from Person or Group field using REST API


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    Friday, August 17, 2018 9:09 AM
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    Monday, August 27, 2018 9:48 AM