List ‘MyList’ does not exist at site with URL


I am trying to make a query on a SPList but I got an error saying that List doesn't exist.
How can I read the current context in the proper way ?
Is somehow a deployment issue ?

var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();;
var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle("MyList");

var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
camlQuery.set_viewXml('<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name="SearchUserName" /><Value Type="Text">' + loginName + '</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>');
this.collListItem = oList.getItems(camlQuery);


clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, function (sender, args) {
  //do something
}), Function.createDelegate(this, function (sender, args) {
  //log error

I get the error: List 'MyList' does not exist at site with URL '…. site path'

What am I doing wrong? Is there another way of reading the current context?

Best Solution

You could have run into a simple problem which tripped me up:

When you use getByTitle() you need to use the List's display name,

Is your list display name "MyList" or might it be "My List"?

  • The List 'Title' = List Display Name (Often has spaces)
  • The List 'Name' = List Internal Name (usually no spaces or special characters)

To find the display name look at what the list is called in the "Site Contents" page.

To find the internal name, look at the URL when you hover over (or click) the List name in "Site Contents".

Try get_web().get_lists().getByTitle("My List");

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