Set Major Versioning in SharePoint using REST API

The example in this topic show how to use REST API to Set Major Versioning in SharePoint

  • function SetMajorVersioningLimit() {
  •     $.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('Documents')",
  •             // The HTTP request method: GET for read operations and POST for write operations.
  •             // POST requests can perform update or delete operations by specifying a DELETE, MERGE, or PUT verb in the X-HTTP-Method header.
  •             type: "POST",
  •             headers:
  •         {
  •             // 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",
  •             // 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:  The MERGE method updates only the properties of the entity , while the PUT method replaces the existing entity with a new one that you supply in the body of the POST
  •             "X-HTTP-Method": "MERGE",
  •             // X-RequestDigest header: When you send a POST request, it must include the form digest value in X-RequestDigest header
  •             "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val()
  •         },
  •             data: JSON.stringify
  •         ({
  •             __metadata:
  •             {
  •                 type: "SP.List"
  •             },
  •             MajorVersionLimit: 55
  •         }),
  •             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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