Get The Group Owner Name in SharePoint 2010 Using ECMAScript


In this article you will see how to get the group owner name for the specified group in SharePoint 2010 using ECMAScript. I have a site group named "MMS-CTH Members" from which I need to get the group owner name (Navigate to the site, click on Site Actions. Click on Site Settings. In the Users and Permissions section, click on People and Groups. In the left pane, click on Groups. Click on MMS-CTH Members. Click on Settings, then click on Group Settings).

Steps Involved

  1. Navigate to the SharePoint site (I have a site page created in my site where I am going to add the content editor web part).
  2. Go to Site Actions, click on Edit Page.

  3. Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon interface and then click on Web Part button.

  4. Select Media and Content in the Categories section and then click on Content Editor.

  5. Click on Add.
  6. A Content editor web part will be added to the site page.
  7. Click on the down arrow and then click on Edit Web Part.

  8. Click on "Click here to add new content".

  9. Click on Format Text tab in the ribbon interface and then click on HTML drop down.

  10. Click on Edit HTML source.
  11. HTML source window will pop up.

  12. Copy and paste the following script.

    <script language="ecmascript" type="text/ecmascript"> 

            var group;

            function getGroupOwner() {

                var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext();
                var groupCollection = clientContext.get_web().get_siteGroups();
                group = groupCollection.getById(7);
                clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded), Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed));

            function onQuerySucceeded() {
                alert(group.get_title() + " group owner - " + group.get_ownerTitle());

            function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
                alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() + '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());
        <input id="btnGetGroupOwner" onclick="getGroupOwner()" type="button" value="Get Group Owner"


  13. Click on Ok.
  14. In the ribbon interface click on Save & Close button.

  15. In the content editor web part you could find a button named "Get Group Owner", click on that button.

  16. An alert will pop up displaying the group owner name for the specified group as shown in the following.



SP.Group.ownerTitle Property -

Thus in this article you have seen how to get the group owner name for the specified owner in SharePoint 2010 using ECMAScript.