Select Data from SharePoint List using OData Service

By Vijay Prativadi Dec 07, 2012
Today, in this article let’s play around with one of the interesting and most useful concept in OData.


Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concept in OData.

Question: What is select data from SharePoint list using OData Service?

In simple terms "It provides flexibility to pull out the data with helps of data services from SharePoint list".

Step 1: Create a new custom list on SharePoint site


Step 2: Browse the OData Service .svc on SharePoint


Step 3: Create a new web application to existing application


Step 4: Add a service reference to the newly created web application


Step 5: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx looks like this

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.cs" Inherits="SelectODataSPApp.WebForm1" %>


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">

<head id="Head1" runat="server">

    <style type="text/css">



            margin-top: 50px;






    <form id="form1" runat="server">





                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Select Data from SharePoint List using OData Service"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Size="Large" Font-Names="Verdana" ForeColor="Maroon"></asp:Label>




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Select Data" Font-Names="Verdana" Width="213px"

                            BackColor="Orange" Font-Bold="True" OnClick="Button1_Click" />




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" BackColor="#DEBA84" BorderColor="#DEBA84"

                            BorderStyle="None" BorderWidth="1px" CellPadding="3" CellSpacing="2" EnableModelValidation="True"


                            <FooterStyle BackColor="#F7DFB5" ForeColor="#8C4510" />

                            <HeaderStyle BackColor="#A55129" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" />

                            <PagerStyle ForeColor="#8C4510" HorizontalAlign="Center" />

                            <RowStyle BackColor="#FFF7E7" ForeColor="#8C4510" />

                            <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="#738A9C" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="White" />


                                <asp:BoundField DataField="ID" HeaderText="Student Id" ReadOnly="true" SortExpression="Id" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name" ReadOnly="true" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="LastName" HeaderText="Last Name" ReadOnly="true" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="Age" HeaderText="Age" ReadOnly="true" />











Step 6: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx.cs looks like this

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

using SelectODataSPApp.ServiceReference1;

namespace SelectODataSPApp


    public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page


        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)



        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


            MainSiteDataContext objContext = new MainSiteDataContext(new Uri("http://win-kv3bo1rqqf7:24144/_vti_bin/ListData.svc"));

            objContext.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials; GridView1.DataSource = objContext.Student.ToList();





Step 7: The output of the application looks like this


Step 8: The selected data output of the application looks like this


Vijay  Prativadi
Vijay Prativadi

Hey Everyone, It's Vijay. I am SDE mostly up on Microsoft Technologies. If you are thinking to know what I do mostly when I'm at work. I get a chance to work upon few Microsoft technologies. All the way along my core tec... Read more


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