Code Examples

Basic Example

Load the core library

This basic example will load the core gd-sprest library, and make it available throughout a site collection.

1. Upload the File

The first step will be to upload the library. For this example, we will upload the file to the site assets library in the root /siteassets/gd-sprest.min.js.

2. Create a custom action

Open the browser window, and access the target SharePoint site. Press F-12 to access the developer tools, and access the console tab.

Note - This must be a classic page.

3. Reference the library

Type the following in the browser console window. This will reference the library, so we can create a custom action.

var s = document.createElement("script"); s.src = "/siteassets/gd-sprest.min.js"; document.head.appendChild(s);

4. Create a custom action to register this library.

Type the following in the browser console window. This will register the library with the SharePoint Script-on-Demand (SOD) library.

    CustomActionCfg: {
        Site: [{
            Name: "gd-sprest",
            Title: "gd-sprest core library.",
            Description: "Registers the library with SOD.",
            Location: "ScriptLink",
            ScriptBlock: "SP.SOD.registerSod('gd-sprest', '/siteassets/gd-sprest.min.js');"

How to reference this library

Edit a classic page, and add a script editor webpart on the page. Add the following code to the script editor webpart.

<script type="text/javascript">
// The main function
var main = function() {
    // Load the user's information
    $REST.Web().CurrentUser().execute(function(userInfo) {
        // Add a status
        var statusId = $REST.Helper.SP.Status.addStatus(userInfo.Title, "<i>$REST core library is now available</i>");
        $REST.Helper.SP.Status.setStatusPriColor(statusId, "green");

// Execute the main function, after the library loads
if(SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(main, "gd-sprest") == false) {
    // The library isn't loaded, load the core library

How to Uninstall the Custom Action

Type the following in the browser console window. This will uninstall the custom action.

    CustomActionCfg: {
        Site: [{ Name: "gd-sprest" }]

Note - We only need to define the name property.


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