Select Data from SharePoint List using OData Service


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


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