Need to create Enterprise keyword column in SharePoint host web list using SharePoint hosted app.


We have more articles to add the enterprise keyword column using SP object mode but not using JavaScript.



  • Get Host Web URL and App web URL in Document Ready.
  • Then call AddEnterpriseColumnToList method.
  • Get app context site from AddEnterpriseColumnToList method.
  • Get web and Task list.
  • Add Enterprise keyword column to List.
  • Load the List.
  • Execute the request.
  • Show result in success method.
  • Failure method are used to catch the error

//Varibles Declaration  
var appWebURL, hostWebURL, appCtxSite, context;  
// This code runs when the DOM is ready and creates a context object which is needed to use the SharePoint object model  
$(document).ready(function ()  
    hostWebURL = decodeURIComponent(manageQueryStringParameter('SPHostUrl'));  
    appWebURL = decodeURIComponent(manageQueryStringParameter('SPAppWebUrl'));  
//Add column to list  
function AddEnterpriseColumnsToList()  
    //get app content site using hostweb URL  
    var appCtxSite = new SP.AppContextSite(context, hostWebURL);  
    //Get Web using appcontext site  
    var web = appCtxSite.get_web();  
    //get task list from web  
    var list = web.get_lists().getByTitle('Tasks');  
    //Get Enterprise column from site  
    var field = context.get_site().get_rootWeb().get_fields().getByInternalNameOrTitle("TaxKeyword");  
    //Add Enterprise field to List  
    context.executeQueryAsync(function ()  
        //Success method  
        console.log("Field added successfully!!")  
    }, function (sender, args)  
        //Error method  
        console.log("List Items failed" + args.get_message());  
//Get value from Query string  
function manageQueryStringParameter(paramToRetrieve)  
    var params = document.URL.split("?")[1].split("&");  
    var strParams = "";  
    for (var i = 0; i < params.length; i = i + 1)  
        var singleParam = params[i].split("=");  
        if (singleParam[0] == paramToRetrieve)  
            return singleParam[1];  

Note: Make sure to refer the taxonomy.js file in aspx page.

AppManifiest.xml file add the permission level to access the list in your host


This article says how to activate the Enterprise keyword column in list using OOB feature.



In this article we have explored how to add the enterprise keyword column in list using JSOM with SharePoint hosted app.