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I was playing familiarizing myself with SPSERVICES by following the example on the following blog..


I did everything exactly how it was done on the blog but, it does not work for me.  I don't get any errors either.  I added a couple of alert()'s and those poped up but nothing else.

Any ideas?

Attached is my code.
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
you did not mention your SharePoint version but using SiteAsset library I assume SharePoint 2010.
Attached a modified version of your script.
I uploaded the complete script as TEXT file to the site asset library and added a content editor web part on a new page, configuring this text file as link source.
This one works on my machine ;-)

Main change:
1. Instead of document ready use the built in container / array _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames (which will be executed internally on document ready function by function)
2. Instead of $ use jQuery to avoid conflicts

You would have to rename the list back - on my system the list is named EESpeakers.
And adjust the script src links.

IsaacSharePoint Client Side DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I made the changes but it still does not work for me.  I don't get any errors either and my alerts go off.

Could it be because I'm in Office 365 SharePoint Online?
IsaacSharePoint Client Side DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I'm definiteley doing something wrong.  I added it to another server and same thing.
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IsaacSharePoint Client Side DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Here's the code I'm using....

<script type="text/javascript" src="../SiteAssets/jquery.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../SiteAssets/jquery.SPServices.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
//this is where the script starts after the page is loaded

function GetSpeakers()
	alert("in getspeaker function");
        //The Web Service method we are calling, to read list items we use 'GetListItems'
        var method = "GetListItems";
        //The display name of the list we are reading data from
        var list = "Speakers";

        var fieldsToRead =     "<ViewFields>" +
                                "<FieldRef Name='Title' />" +
                                "<FieldRef Name='Blog' />" +
                                "<FieldRef Name='Picture' />" +
        var query = "<Query>" +
                        "<Where>" +
                            "<Neq>" +
                                "<FieldRef Name='ID'/><Value Type='Number'>0</Value>" + 
                            "</Neq>" +
                        "</Where>" +
                        "<OrderBy>" + 
                            "<FieldRef Name='Title'/>" +
                        "</OrderBy>" +

        //Here is our SPServices Call where we pass in the variables that we set above
                operation: method,
                async: false,  //if you set this to true, you may get faster performance, but your order may not be accurate.
                listName: list,
                CAMLViewFields: fieldsToRead,
                  CAMLQuery: query,
                      //this basically means "do the following code when the call is complete"
                    completefunc: function (xData, Status) { 
                        //this code iterates through every row of data returned from the web service call
                        $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").each(function() { 
                            //here is where we are reading the field values and putting them in JavaScript variables
                            //notice that when we read a field value there is an "ows_" in front of the internal field name.
                            //this is a SharePoint Web Service quirk that you need to keep in mind. 
                            //so to read a field it is ALWAYS $(this).attr("ows_<internal field name>");
                            //get the title field (Speaker's Name)
                            var name = ($(this).attr("ows_Title"));
                            //get the blog url, SharePoint stores a url in the form of <url><comma><description>
                            //We only want the <url>. To accomplish this we use the javascript "split" function
                            //which will turn <url><comma><description> into an array where the first element [0]
                            //is the url.   Catch all that? if you didn't this is another reason you should be
                            //a developer if you are writing JavaScript and jQuery :)
                            var blog = ($(this).attr("ows_Blog")).split(",")[0];
                            //same thing as the blog, a picture is stored as <url><comma><alt text>
                            var pictureUrl = ($(this).attr("ows_Picture")).split(",")[0];
                            //call a function to add the data from the row to a table on the screen


function AddRowToTable(name,blog,pictureUrl)
    jQuery("#speakerTable").append("<tr align='middle'>" + 
                                "<td><img src='" + pictureUrl + "'><br><a href='" + blog + "'>" + name + "</a></td>" +


<!-- table where our speaker rows will go -->
<table id="speakerTable"></table>

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Rainer JeschorCommented:

you would have to debug this - in regards to SharePoint online it would probably by an authentication issue - the web service should exist.

To debug:
1. Alert the response
Between line 43 and 44 add an

2. Use Fiddler
Use Fiddler (www.fiddler2.com) as proxy and capture the request. You should now see
- what is the response status (200=OK or 404 not found or 401 not authorized)
- what is the response content

- Which jQuery version do you use?
- Which SPService version do you use?
- Do it have to be SPService or would the SharePoint Client object model be an alternative?

Thanks and KR
IsaacSharePoint Client Side DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I get the error,

'xData' is undefined.
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