Browser Console

Browser Console - Live Execution

Script Reference

The library will need to be referenced. The latest version of the library can be downloaded here. Once uploaded to a SharePoint library, the script file can be referenced in various ways:

SharePoint Designer

<script type="text/javascript" src="/sites/dev/SiteAssets/gd-sprest.min.js"></script>

Using SharePoint designer, add a script tag referencing the file:


<script type="text/javascript" src="/sites/dev/SiteAssets/gd-sprest.min.js"></script>

Edit a webpart or wiki page, and add a Script Editor webpart to the page. Once added, edit the source and add a script tag reference to the webpart:


var script = document.createElement("script");
script.src = "";

To manually reference the script file, press F-12 to access the browser development tools and access the browser console. Type in the following to reference the script file.

PowerShell-Like Experience

The library allows the developer to execute both synchronous and asynchronous requests. To be clear, asynchronous requests are always recommended over synchronous requests. Using synchronous requests in the browser’s console window can give a powershell like experience. This will allow developers to create script files that can be tested and executed w/out having to go through a server administrator. This is helpful when the developer doesn’t have access to the server farm for powershell access.

Code Example

Reference the $REST page for details on the global variable.

var webInfo = $REST.Web().query({ Expand: ["Lists", "Fields", "RootFolder"] }).executeAndWait();