node-sharepoint-rest

On Premise SharePoint 2013 REST API wrapper. Requires basic auth to be enabled on SharePoint

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node-sharepoint-rest

On Premise SharePoint 2013 REST API wrapper. Requires basic auth to be enabled on SharePoint's IIS server.

Using node-sharepoint-rest

$ npm install node-sharepoint-rest

With it now installed in your project:

settings =
    user      : "node"
    pass      : "password"
    url       : "https://sharepoint/subsite"
    strictSSL : false

SharePoint = require 'node-sharepoint-rest'

sharePoint = new SharePoint(settings)

GET API

POST API

getContext

is a prototype function of the SharePoint class for getting the context of a SharePoint app. For example, you can use this fn to get the context string from a custom list, which is required for POSTing new items to that list. You can also provide an empty set '' for the appName to get the context of the site root.

sharePoint.getContext 'appName', (err, context)->
  if err
    console.log err
  else
    console.log context

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getPropertiesForAccountName

is a prototype function of the UserProfile class inherited by the SharePoint class. It takes an account name string of "<domain>\username" and a callback (err, data), where data is the RESTful results from SharePoint.

sharePoint.getPropertiesForAccountName "domain\\admin", (err, profile)->
  util = require 'util'
  console.log util.inspect(profile, {depth:4})

The data returned looks something like this. The "..." indicates a continuation:

{
  AccountName: 'domain\\admin',
  DirectReports: { results: [] },
  DisplayName: 'admin',
  Email: 'admin@domain.net',
  ExtendedManagers: { results: [] },
  ExtendedReports: { results: [ 'domain\\admin' ] },
  IsFollowed: true,
  LatestPost: "Hello #sharepoint citizens!",
  Peers: { results: [] },
  PersonalUrl: 'https://domain.net/personal/admin/',
  PictureUrl: 'https://my.domain.net/User%20Photos/Profile%20Pictures/admin_MThumb.jpg',
  Title: "SharePoint Admin",
  UserProfileProperties:
  {
    results: [
      {
         __metadata: { ... },
         Key: 'UserProfile_GUID',
         Value: '12341234-3934-2934-h38h-2398482348',
         ValueType: 'Edm.String'
      },
      {
         __metadata: { ... },
          Key: 'SID',
          Value: 's-1-5-20-23423423-123412342-12342341-1000',
          ValueType: 'Edm.String'
      },
      ...
    ]
  }
  ...,
  __metadata: {
     ...
  }
}
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getLists

is a prototype function of the SharePoint class that uses the require module and basic auth to communicate with On Premise SharePoint instances. It takes a callback (err, data), where data is the RESTful results from SharePoint.

sharePoint.getLists (err, data)->
  if err
    console.log err
  else
    console.log data[id].Title for id of data

The data returned looks something like this. The "..." indicates a continuation:

[
  {
    Title: 'list1',
    Created: '2013-06-18T13:51:35Z',
    Id: '12345ba1-65cb-1234-1234642ds',
    ...,
    __metadata: {
       ...
    }
  },
  {
    Title: 'list2',
    ...
  }
  ...
]
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getListItemsByTitle

is a prototype function of the SharePoint class that uses the require module and basic auth to grab an array of list items. It takes a list title string and a callback (err, data), where data is the RESTful results from SharePoint.

sharePoint.getListItemsByTitle 'customList', (err, data)->
  if err
    console.log err
  else
    console.log data[id].Title for id of data

The data returned looks something like this. The "..." indicates a continuation:

[
  {
    Title: 'First Custom Item',
    Created: '2013-06-18T13:51:35Z',
    Id: 1,
    GUID: '12345ba1-65cb-1234-1234642ds',
    ...,
    __metadata: {
       ...
    }
  },
  {
    Title: 'Second Custom Item',
    ...
  }
  ...
]
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The following prototype functions (getListTypeByTitle and getContext) return necessary data required to use the wrapped POST requests for adding list items and adding list item attachments.

getListTypeByTitle

is a prototype function for getting the internal string name of a SharePoint list item type. Think of it as a schema name. It takes a list title string and a callback (err, data), where data is the RESTful results from SharePoint in string format.

sharePoint.getListTypeByTitle 'customList', (err, type)->
  if err
    console.log err
  else
    console.log type

>> SP.Data.customListListItem

POST API

In order to use these POST functions, you must obtain the context and list item type, first, either by storing them before posting the request, or inline through callbacks as shown below.

createList

is a prototype function for creating a custom list. You must have a recent context token first. The example shows a callback pattern starting with the getContext fn. The createList fn takes a req object which must contain a list title string, the app context, and a callback (err, list), where list is the new list from SharePoint. As an interesting side note: any context will work here, even the context of the site itself (empty string) as seen in the example below.

# get our context from the site url (leave app parameter as empty string)
sharePoint.getContext '', (err, context)->
  console.log err || context

  req =
    context: context
    title  : 'testing101'
    description: "This is my new custom list"

  sharePoint.createList req, (err, list)->
    console.log err || list

The data returned looks something like this. Id will be used when calling list related fns that require GUID. The "..." indicates a continuation:

{
  Title: testing101',
  Created: '2013-06-18T13:51:35Z',
  Id: '12345ba1-65cb-1234-1234642ds',

  ...,
  __metadata: {
     ...
  }
}
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deleteListByGUID

is a prototype function for deleting a custom list. The deleteListByGUID fn takes a req object which must contain a list GUID, the app context, and a callback (err, meta), where meta is the response for the operation.

# get our context from the site url (leave app parameter as empty string)
sharePoint.getContext 'app', (err, context)->
  console.log err || context

  req =
    context: context
    guid: '47c61990-d8ae-4f73-bae7-8fdaeecb4e98'

  sharePoint.deleteListByGUID req, (err, meta)->
    console.log err || meta

The data returned looks something like this. The "..." indicates a continuation:

{
  Title: testing101',
  Created: '2013-06-18T13:51:35Z',
  Id: '12345ba1-65cb-1234-1234642ds',

  ...,
  __metadata: {
     ...
  }
}
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createColumnForListByGUID

is a prototype function for creating a custom list column. You must have a recent context token from your list app first. The example shows a callback pattern starting with the getContext fn. The fn takes a req object which must contain a column title string, the app context, the column type (see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.client.fieldtype.aspx), the list GUID, and a callback (err, data), where data is the new column meta-data from SharePoint.

sharePoint.getContext 'testing101', (err, context)->
  console.log err || context

  req =
    context: context
    title  : 'text'
    type   : 3
    guid   : '47c61990-d8ae-4f73-bae7-8fdaeecb4e98'

  sharePoint.createColumnForListByGUID req, (err, data)->
    console.log err || data

The data returned looks something like this. Id will be used when calling list related fns that require GUID. The "..." indicates a continuation:

{
  Title: text',
  Created: '2013-06-18T13:51:35Z',
  Id: '12345ba1-65cb-1234-1234642ds',
  Description: '',
  FieldTypeKind: 3,
  ...,
  __metadata: {
     ...
  }
}
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addListItemByTitle

is a prototype function for adding an item to a custom list. This fn takes a list title string, an item object (containing the list type in its __metadata), the app context, and a callback (err, newItem), where newItem is the new item from SharePoint.

list = 'customList'
sharePoint.getListTypeByTitle list, (err, type)->
  if err
    console.log err
    return

  sharePoint.getContext list, (err, context)->
    if err
      console.log err
      return

    item =
      __metadata:
        type: type
      Title: "My New Item " + Math.random()

    sharePoint.addListItemByTitle list, item, context, (err, newItem)->
      if err
        console.log err
      else
        console.log newItem

The data returned looks something like this. The "..." indicates a continuation:

{
  Title: 'My New Item 0.78239873624978',
  Created: '2013-06-18T13:51:35Z',
  Id: 1,
  GUID: '12345ba1-65cb-1234-1234642ds',
  ...,
  __metadata: {
     ...
  }
}
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addAttachmentToListItem

is a prototype function for adding a binary attachment to a custom list item. This fn takes a config object and a callback (err, data), where data is meta from the item.

fs = require 'fs'

binary =
  fileName: "test.txt"

data = fs.readFileSync binary.fileName, { encoding: null }

list = 'customList'
sharePoint.getContext list, (err, context)->
  if err
    console.log err
    return

  req =
    title   : list
    itemId  : 1
    context : context
    data    : data
    binary  : binary

  sharePoint.addAttachmentToListItem req, (err, newItem)->
    if err
      console.log err
    else
      console.log newItem
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