Set Date Field Friendly Display Format in SharePoint using REST API

The example in this topic show how to use REST API to Set Date Field Friendly Display Format in SharePoint

  • function SetDateFieldFriendlyDisplayFormat() {
  •     $.ajax
  •         ({
  •             // _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl - will give absolute URL of the site where you are running the code.
  •             // You can replace this with other site URL where you want to apply the function
  •  
  •             url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('List Name')/fields/getbytitle('DateField')",
  •             method: "POST",
  •             data: JSON.stringify({
  •                 '__metadata': {
  •                     // Type that you are modifying.
  •                     'type': 'SP.FieldDateTime'
  •                 },
  •  
  •                 // Dispay format: Standard - Pass '1' below
  •                 // Dispay format: Friendly - Pass '2' below
  •                 'FriendlyDisplayFormat': 2
  •             }),
  •             headers:
  •                {
  •                    // IF-MATCH header: Provides a way to verify that the object being changed has not been changed since it was last retrieved.
  •                    // "IF-MATCH":"*", will overwrite any modification in the object, since it was last retrieved.
  •                    "IF-MATCH": "*",
  •                    "X-HTTP-Method": "PATCH",
  •                    // Accept header: Specifies the format for response data from the server.
  •                    "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  •                    //Content-Type header: Specifies the format of the data that the client is sending to the server
  •                    "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  •                    // X-RequestDigest header: When you send a POST request, it must include the form digest value in X-RequestDigest header
  •                    "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val()
  •                },
  •             success: function (data, status, xhr) {
  •                 console.log("Success");
  •             },
  •             error: function (xhr, status, error) {
  •                 console.log("Failed");
  •             }
  •         });
  • }

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013


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