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Create a SharePoint 2013 List Using JSOM (ECMAScript Client Object Model)

, 11 Mar 2013 CPOL
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A series of basic operations that can archive using JSOM.

JSOM (JavaScript Client Object Model) heavily used in SharePoint App model. I'm going to post a series of basic operations that can archive using JSOM.

First add these references to your page.

//Add jquery version correctly   
<script type="text/javascript" src="../Scripts/jquery-1.7.1.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/15/init.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/15/sp.runtime.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/15/sp.js"></script>

Then add following script to create the list.

<script type="text/ecmascript">

    function createList() {
        var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
        var oWebsite = clientContext.get_web();

        var listCreationInfo = new SP.ListCreationInformation();
        listCreationInfo.set_title('CustomList'); // list name
        listCreationInfo.set_description('description'); // list description
        listCreationInfo.set_templateType(SP.ListTemplateType.genericList); //list type


            Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded),// when success
            Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed) // when failed
    function onQuerySucceeded() {
        alert("List Created");

    function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
        alert("List Failed");


When creating a list you can use following templates

  • SP.ListTemplateType.GenericList
  • SP.ListTemplateType.DocumentLibrary
  • SP.ListTemplateType.Survey
  • SP.ListTemplateType.Announcements
  • SP.ListTemplateType.Contacts
  • SP.ListTemplateType.Events
  • SP.ListTemplateType.Tasks
  • SP.ListTemplateType.DiscussionBoard
  • SP.ListTemplateType.PictureLibrary
  • SP.ListTemplateType.DataSources
  • SP.ListTemplateType.XmlForm
  • SP.ListTemplateType.NoCodeWorkflows
  • SP.ListTemplateType.WorkflowProcess
  • SP.ListTemplateType.WebPageLibrary
  • SP.ListTemplateType.CustomGrid
  • SP.ListTemplateType.WorkflowHistory
  • SP.ListTemplateType.GanttTasks
  • SP.ListTemplateType.IssuesTracking


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionIt did not work for me. Pinmembermkamoski20-Dec-14 12:55 
QuestionIn regards to the code... PinmemberMember 1062792126-Feb-14 7:51 
QuestionWhere can i add ECMA script Pinmembersarathkumarnallathambi19-Apr-13 3:06 

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