Rules for the list name used with ListData.svc

The ListData.svc web service introduced with SharePoint 2010 offers a great option for querying a list to be consumed by JavaScript. The syntax is:


Determining the correct list name may not be obvious and there are a number of rules of which you should be aware. To illustrate we will use an example list named today’s quote.

Use the display name (not the internal name).


Check your spelling – list name is case sensitive.


Well almost… The first letter of each word is always capitalized.


Make sure to remove all spaces.


Apostrophes are removed and the character following the apostrophe is capitalized.


Comments (1)

  1. Robert says:

    According to
    If a SharePoint list name starts with 1 or more digit characters, the letters “c_” are prepended to the list name.