Getting “ows_MetaInfo” with SPServices

If you use the SPServices library (link) to grab info from lists, you’ve more than likely ran into an instance where the information you need is contained in a gnarly string inside the “ows_MetaInfo” attribute. There is a very easy solution to change this large string into its appropriate attributes, making the information contained in it super easy to access. Just include CAMLViewFields: “<ViewFields Properties=’True’ />” in your initial SPServices call, and you’ll now have access to all that information as attributes instead of a string


        operation: "GetListItems",
	async: false,
	listName: "YOURLIBRARY",
	CAMLViewFields: "<ViewFields Properties='True' />",
	completefunc: function (xData, Status) {
	 		$(xData.responseXML).find("[nodeName='z:row']").each(function(i) {
					var description = $(this).attr('ows_Description');


  1. Steve:

    This is a great tip, and I’ve added it to the SPServices documentation for GetListItems. I’ve never seen this documented anywhere, so it’s a real find. If you come up with other tips like this, please let me know.


  2. Stephany Henrique says:

    Parabéns, eu não estava conseguindo retornar o link de uma imagem contida em uma lista. Com este post consegui retornar.


  3. Jimmy says:

    Hi, this doesn’t seem to work for me.. i’m using


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