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How to Get User Profile Properties in SharePoint 2013 using JavaScript
by Sathish Nadarajan 13 Dec 2015
SharePoint MVP
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In one of the recent requirement, I was about to render the User Profile Information on an Item Display Template. In that case, I don’t have any other option apart from querying the User Profile Service Application using the PeopleManager Class from the JavaScript. Let us have a quick close look on it.

         asynch: false,
         url: location.protocol + "//" + + "/SiteCollectionURL/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetPropertiesFor(accountName=@v)?@v='" + username + "'",
         method: "GET",
         headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" },
         success: function (data) {
         if (data.d.UserProfileProperties.results.length > 0) {
                     for (var i = 0; i < data.d.UserProfileProperties.results.length; i++) {
                         if (data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Key === "WorkPhone") { workPhone = data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Value; }
                         if (data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Key === "Title") { designation = data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Value; }
                         if (data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Key === "FirstName") { firstName = data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Value; }
                         if (data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Key === "LastName") { lastName = data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Value; }
                         if (data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Key === "WorkEmail") { email = data.d.UserProfileProperties.results[i].Value; }
     if (data.d.PictureUrl !== null) { photo = data.d.PictureUrl; }
     error: function (x, y, z) {
                 alert(JSON.stringify(x) + '\n' + JSON.stringify(y) + '\n' + JSON.stringify(z));

The only key thing here is, we cannot retrieve directly by using the Key. We need to loop through the available properties and make sure that the Key is equal to our expected Property, then take the Value.

If someone knows a method directly fetching that, please post it here.

Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

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