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How to Map Document / File Type Icon when Using SharePoint Document Library REST API

Many time you come across requirement when you want to use File Type field in-order to inform ShortPoint about Document Type so it can process the icon:




Getting File Type using REST API Connection to Document Library


The column name you are looking for is File_x0020_Type


For example, your query looks like this:


Example URL: https://shortpoint.sharepoint.com/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Templates')/items?$select=FileLeafRef,EncodedAbsUrl,Modified,Created,Editor/Title&$expand=Editor&$orderby=FileLeafRef%20asc


You need to make sure you append File_x0020_Type to the query as highlighted below:


Example URL: https://shortpoint.sharepoint.com/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Templates')/items?$select=FileLeafRef,EncodedAbsUrl,Modified,Created,Editor/Title,File_x0020_Type&$expand=Editor&$orderby=FileLeafRef%20asc

 

Once you connect ShortPoint element using above URL, you would see a new mapped column called File_x0020_Type in your mappings section:



That's it! You will start seeing file icons now:



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