SPServices Retreiving and Filtering Data

I could not find a good example of how to do this so here is my solution. Hopefully it will be helpful to someone. Here is a quick example of how to retreive data from a list with SP services and then filter the results before displaying them. In my example I needed to get the data from a list but display part of it in two different places on the page

// normal sp spervices call to the list 
function getFooterLnks() {
operation: "GetListItems",
async: false,
listName: "Links",
completefunc: function(xData, Status) {
// this function runs on the data we get back    
    getDataFooter(xData, Status,colArray);

function getDataFooter(xData, Status) {

// putting the data into a Json object 

var myJson = $(xData.responseXML).SPFilterNode("z:row").SPXmlToJson({
mapping: {
ows_Title: {mappedName: "Title", objectType: "Text"},
ows_Column: {mappedName: "Column", objectType: "Text"},
ows_Url: {mappedName: "Url", objectType: "Text"},
ows_Cat: {mappedName: "Category", objectType: "MultiChoice"}
includeAllAttrs: false

// now we need to filter the Json object the col variable holds the term I want to filter by

var col = "Category 1";

// check if the value appears in the Json

myJsonResults = $(myJson).filter(function(){
return this.Category[0].indexOf(col) !== -1;

// put each of the results in an object with html formatting

var items = [];
$.each(myJsonRes, function() {
	<li><a title="" href="&quot; + this[">" + this['Title'] + "</a></li>





Dave is a SharePoint developer and graphic designer based in the DC area.

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