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This function returns the DisplayName for a column based on the StaticName. This simple utility function, which utilizes the GetList operation of the Lists Web Service, seemed useful to expose as a public function.




var thisDisplayName = $().SPServices.SPGetDisplayFromStatic ({	
  webURL: "",
  listName: "",
  columnStaticName: "",
  columnStaticNames: {}   // Added in v0.7.2 to allow multiple columns 

The URL of the Web (site) which contains the listName. If not specified, the current site is used. Examples would be: "/", "/Accounting", "/Departments/HR", etc. Note: It's always best to use relative URLs.

The name or GUID of the list. If you choose to use the GUID, it should look like: "{E73FEA09-CF8F-4B30-88C7-6FA996EE1706}". Note also that if you use the GUID, you do not need to specify the webURL if the list is in another site.

The StaticName of the column.

The StaticNames of the columns in an array. This option was added in v0.7.2 to allow multiple column conversions at the same time.


The following example will return the DisplayName for the Title column in the States list in the current site.

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="../../jQuery%20Libraries/jquery-1.8.2.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="../../jQuery%20Libraries/jquery.SPServices-0.7.2.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
  $(document).ready(function() {

    // Retrieve one value
    var thisDisplayName = $().SPServices.SPGetDisplayFromStatic ({	
      listName: "States",
      columnStaticName: "Title"
    alert("The DisplayName for the Title column is: " + thisDisplayName);
    ... do more stuff...

    // Retrieve multiple values
    var thisDisplayNames = $().SPServices.SPGetDisplayFromStatic ({
      listName: "States",
      columnStaticNames: ["Title", "State"]
    alert("The DisplayNames for the columns are: " + thisDisplayNames);
    ... do more stuff...

Last edited Oct 8, 2012 at 5:16 AM by sympmarc, version 10


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