Get ContentType based on ID using PnP JS in SharePoint

This post explains, how to get the ContentType and its details from the collection based on its id from the SharePoint site using PnP JavaScript Library.

In this article, we will cover how to use the PnP JS Core library to get the content type based on id from the SharePoint Online site. To know more about this JavaScript library, check the below links

Below are the syntax’s for retrieving the content type object based on the ID from Web level and list level.


pnp.sp.web.contentTypes.getById(id: string): ContentType

Gets the Content Type based on ID
@param1 > id - ContentType Id
pnp.sp.web.lists.getByTitle(<ListName>).contentTypes.getById(id: string): ContentType

Gets the List associated Content Type based on ID from the List
ListName - Title of the SharePoint List, where we want to add the view
@param1 > id - ContentType Id


The below steps and code snippets used to get the content type from the SharePoint website using PnP JavaScript library,

The below steps and code snippets used to create a new lookup field in SharePoint list using PnP JavaScript library,

  1. Download Required files to use PnP-JS-Core library from the below links and upload that to Site Asstes or Style Library
    • Download pnp.js PnP JS file
    • Download fetch.js Used by PnP js file to handle web requests and responses (Required in IE)
    • Download promise.js Used by PnP js file to handle web requests and responses (Required in IE)
  2. Create new web part page and insert Content Editor web part
  3. Create a sample.html file in Site Assets or Style library and insert the below code snippet
  4. Add the URL of sample.html file to the content editor web part

    [code lang=”js”]

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/siteassets/scripts/fetch.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/siteassets/scripts/promise.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/siteassets/scripts/pnp.min.js"></script>

    <span id="outputInfo"></span>

    <script type="text/javascript">

    $pnp.sp.web.contentTypes.getById("0x0101").get().then(function(res) {
    document.getElementById("outputInfo").innerHTML = "ContentType Name: " + res.Name + " – Scope: "+ res.Scope;



  5. Click ok to apply the changes to the web part and save the page.
  6. The page returns the id, name and description of the content types associated to the Site Pages library using PnP JavaScript library.

Typescript Example:

Typescript is the super set of JavaScript and this PnP JS library is developed using the typescript specification. For developing the SharePoint Framework web parts and make the client side development easier, we can vote for typescript.
The below is the typescript example for getting the content type based on ID.

[code lang=”js”]

import pnp from "sp-pnp-js";

pnp.sp.web.contentTypes.getById("0x0101").get().then(data => {
this.domElement.querySelector("#outputInfo").innerHTML = "Content Type Name: "+ data.Name +
" – Scope: "+ data.Scope;
}).catch(err => {
this.domElement.querySelector("#outputInfo").innerHTML = "Unable to create Indexfind ContentType."


Shantha Kumar
Shantha Kumar
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  1. Hi

    Link to promise.js does not exist anymore and pnp.js repo is now read only mode, could you update the articles now with latest versions?

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