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Author: Tobias Zimmergren
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Introduction

So just a simple tip in case anyone bumps into the same issue as I had a while back. Going from Beta to RTM, some things changed in the way you retrieve values using REST in the SharePoint 2013 client object model.

Description & Solution

In the older versions of the object model, you could simply use something like this in your REST call:

$.ajax( { url: SPSearchResults.url, method: "GET", headers: { "accept": "application/json", }, success: SPSearchResults.onSuccess, error: SPSearchResults.onError } );

As you can see the "headers" is specifying "application/json".

The fix is simply to swap that statement into this:

$.ajax( { url: SPSearchResults.url, method: "GET", headers: { "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose", }, success: SPSearchResults.onSuccess, error: SPSearchResults.onError } );

And that’s a wrap.

Summary

I hope this can save someone a few minutes (or more) of debugging for using old example code or ripping up older projects. I’ve found that a lot of examples online, based on the beta of SharePoint 2013, are using the older version of the headers-statement which inevitably will lead to this problem. So with that said, enjoy.

0 Comments 26 December 2012
Tobias Zimmergren

Tobias Zimmergren

Hi, I'm Tobias. I am a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint and I use this site to share my thoughts on tech with you on topics like SharePoint, Office 365, Azure and general web development.

  Malmö, Sweden

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